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Doctors for Shigellosis in Anand Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Shigella infection (shigellosis) is an intestinal disease caused by a family of bacteria known as shigella. The main sign of shigella infection is diarrhea, which often is bloody. The condition is highly contagious and can be passed on with direct contact with the bacteria in the stool. The bacteria also can be passed in contaminated food or by drinking or swimming in contaminated water. Apart from bloody stools, abdominal pain and fever are other signs of the infection.
HOW IS SHIGELLOSIS DIAGNOSED?
The doctors prescribe laboratory tests to detect the disease. Blood tests, stool culture and physical examination are also conducted to confirm the presence of the ailment.
HOW IS SHIGELLOSIS TREATED?
Due to excessive loss of fluids and dehydration, oral rehydration therapies are provided to patients. Besides these, different kinds of antibiotics are known to help including trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. To provide temporary relief, Antidiarrheal drugs are also used.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is essential that the patient stay hydrated during this course because loss of water and fluids could make the condition just worse, making recovery even more delayed.