DYSENTERY
Description


 
  Symptoms
Abdominal bloating Abdominal pain Consciousness - loss
Chills Defecation - feeling of incomplete Defecation - stool red
Dehydration Diarrhea Dizziness
Flatulence Hallucinations Head - ache
Heart - beat increase Mental confusion Mouth - dry
Muscles - aching Muscles - cramps Muscles - weakness
Nausea Skin - dry Vomiting
Weight - loss    
  Description

Dysentery (flux or bloody flux) broadly refers to gastrointestinal disorders characterized by inflammation of the intestines, especially the colon.

Dysentery is most often caused by Shigella species (Shiga bacillus, is the most virulent of the four serogroups of shigella) or Entamoeba histolytica (amoebic dysentery). The first one is associated with environmental conditions where poor sanitation is prevalent, while amoebic dysentery is most commonly found in tropical areas.

The signs and symptoms of dysentery usually last five to seven days but the course of the illness varies among individuals, as do symptoms.

Exposed individuals may experience either mild, severe, or even no symptoms at all.

Dysentery is commonly spread among humans through contaminated food and water. Animals can also be infected and spread the disease to humans.

Untreated dysentery can lead to severe dehydration and may be life-threatening.

  Diagnosis

In order to determine if a patient has dysentery, stool and blood samples must be provided for laboratory testing.

  More information:
Dysentery Treatment
Dysentery Healthcare Centers
 

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