Shigella flexneri


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Related to Shigella flexneri: Salmonella typhimurium, Shigella sonnei

Shi·gel·la flex·ner·i

a species found in the feces of symptomatic individuals and of convalescents or carriers; a common cause of dysentery epidemics, especially in Asia and the Middle East. Now known sometimes to be sexually transmitted through anal intercourse.

Shi·gel·la flex·ner·i

(shē-gel'lă fleks-ner'ī)
A bacterial species found in the feces of symptomatic individuals and of convalescents and carriers; the most common cause of dysentery epidemics and sometimes of infantile gastroenteritis. Can be sexually transmitted, through anal intercourse.
Synonym(s): Flexner bacillus.

Shigella flexneri

A species that is a frequent cause of acute diarrhea in humans.
See also: Shigella

Flexner,

Simon, U.S. pathologist, 1863-1946.
Flexner bacillus - Synonym(s): Shigella flexneri
Shigella flexneri - see under Shiga

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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Induction of expression of hfq by DksA is essential for Shigella flexneri virulence.
mxiE regulates intracellular expression of factors secreted by the Shigella flexneri 2a type III secretion system.
Ninety minutes after receiving the fourth dose of rifaximin or placebo all 25 volunteers were challenged with 1,000 to 1,500 colony-forming units of a rifaximin-susceptible strain of Shigella flexneri.
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Suggestion to supplement Shigella flexneri classification scheme with the subserovar Shigella flexneri 4c: phenotypic characteristics of strains.
Rockville, MD) division has been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration to begin Phase I human clinical testing of its Novasome(R) lipid vesicle-based vaccine against the Shigella flexneri 2a bacterium.
The pathologic mechanisms for HEV acquisition among MSM may plausibly include oro-anal sexual practices, which have been implicated in recent outbreaks of Shigella flexneri infection in this group (8).
In 2010 in South Carolina, ciprofloxacin-resistant Shigella flexneri 2a was isolated from 3 patients (15).
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