What is the clinical presentation of Shigella infection in patients with HIV infection?

Updated: Apr 03, 2018
  • Author: Jaya Sureshbabu, MBBS, MRCPCH(UK), MRCPI(Paeds), MRCPS(Glasg), DCH(Glasg); Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Shigellosis in patients with HIV infection is often a protracted, chronic, relapsing disease (even when treated with antibiotics). Bacteremia is rare, although it can occur in immunocompromised or malnourished patients. [14]


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