איפיון חולים שלקו בזיהומי מעיים עקב שיגלוזיס במירפאה ראשונית בדרום הארץ

Translated title of the contribution: Shigellosis in a primary care practice

ליובוב בן-נון, פסח שוורצמן

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

The epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 47 patients infected with Shigella in 3436 patients at a primary care clinic during 30 months were reviewed. Most cases were seen during the winter. The prominent clinical features were abdominal pain (91.5%), headaches (72.5%), bloody diarrhea (66%), mucoid stools (63.8%), fever (53.2%) and 75% had 4-10 stools per day. Most patients presented the first day of the illness (75%). S. sonnei has been found the most prevalent among 4 types of shigella. Resistance to ampicillin was complete and to Resprim 95%, but to nalidixic acid and to tetracycline, 4.9%. A third of the patients were treated with oral fluids and an appropriate diet and 2/3 received antibiotics. Children between 1-4 years of age who attend kindergartens are the main risk group for Shigellosis.
Translated title of the contributionShigellosis in a primary care practice
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
Journalהרפואה
Volume127
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994

IHP Publication

  • ihp
  • Communicable diseases
  • Intestines -- Diseases
  • מחלות זיהומיות
  • מחלות מעיים
  • שיגלוזיס (מחלה)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Shigellosis in a primary care practice'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this