Shigella dysenteriae


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Shi·gel·la dys·en·te·ri·ae

a species causing severe necrotizing dysentery in humans induced by a virulent shiga toxin found only in feces of symptomatic individuals; the type species of the genus Shigella.

Shigella dysenteriae

a species of the bacterial family Enterobacteriaceae that causes a severe form of dysentery in humans. The dysenteriae species of Shigella is most common in Asia and is particularly virulent. Also called S. shigae.

Shigella dysenteriae

Shigella group A Microbiology The least commonly isolated and most virulent Shigella serotype

Shi·gel·la dys·en·te·ri·ae

(shē-gel'lă dis-en-ter'ē-ē)
A bacterial species causing dysentery in humans and in monkeys, found only in feces of symptomatic individuals. The type species of the genus Shigella.
Synonym(s): Shiga-Kruse bacillus.

Shiga,

Kiyoshi, Japanese bacteriologist, 1870-1957.
Shigella boydii - a species found in feces of symptomatic individuals.
Shigella dysenteriae - a species causing dysentery in humans and in monkeys. Synonym(s): Shiga bacillus; Shiga-Kruse bacillus
Shigella flexneri - a species found in the feces of symptomatic individuals and of convalescents or carriers; the most common cause of dysentery epidemics and sometimes of infantile gastroenteritis. Synonym(s): Flexner bacillus; paradysentery bacillus
Shigella sonnei - a species causing mild dysentery and also summer diarrhea in children. Synonym(s): Sonne bacillus
Shigella - a genus of nonmotile, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria (family Enterobacteriaceae), all of whose species produce dysentery.
Shiga bacillus - Synonym(s): Shigella dysenteriae
Shiga-Kruse bacillus - Synonym(s): Shigella dysenteriae
shigellosis - bacillary dysentery caused by bacteria of the genus Shigella.
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Structural analysis of phage-borne stx genes and their flanking sequences in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli and Shigella dysenteriae type 1 strains.
SCHLIEREN, Switzerland -- GlycoVaxyn, a pioneer in the development of innovative bioconjugate vaccines, has commenced a Phase I clinical study with its vaccine candidate (GVXN SD133) against Shigella dysenteriae, a cause of serious intestinal infections.
Emergence of multidrug-resistant Shigella dysenteriae type 1 causing sporadic outbreak in and around Kolkata, India.
Alterations in high molecular mass penicillin-binding protein 1 associated with beta-lactam resistance in Shigella dysenteriae.
An outbreak of Shigella dysenteriae type 2 among laboratory workers due to intentional food contamination.
Since July 2002, bacteriologically confirmed shigellosis cases have increased, and multidrug-resistant Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 strains have reemerged in patients hospitalized with diarrhea in Kolkata, India.
Outbreak 84-093 Salmonellosis, Oregon, 1984 97-008 Shigella dysenteriae type 2, Texas, 1996 98-006 S.
To the Editor: Multidrug-resistant Shigella dysenteriae type 1 caused an extensive epidemic of shigellosis in eastern India in 1984 (1).
In 1996, an outbreak of gastroenteritis among staff in the laboratory of a large medical center was caused by Shigella dysenteriae type 2, a pathogen that is unusual in the United States (2).
These data archives were searched initially for all isolates of shigella (other than Shigella dysenteriae 1), nontyphoidal salmonella, campylobacter, and ETEC.