Shigella flexneri

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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.