Shigella sepsis

Burris R Duncan, V. A. Fulginiti, O. F. Sieber, K. J. Ryan

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Abstract

It is generally believed that bacteremia rarely occurs with enteric Shigella infections. During a five-year period, 110 children were admitted to the University Hospital of the Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, with Shigella enteritis. Eight (7%) had Shigella bacteremia/septicemia, and four of the eight died. An analysis of these patients and their course disclosed clinical characteristics that were of potential prognostic importance. Some of these indicators are identifiable early and hence could be useful in management. The patients at greatest risk were afebrile; 10% or more were dehydrated, malnourished with a low serum albumin level, infected with ampicillin-resistant strains, had leukopenia during the course of the illness, and had persistent watery hemoglobulin-positive stools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume135
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981

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Shigella
Sepsis
Bacteremia
Enteritis
Leukopenia
Ampicillin
Serum Albumin
Health
Infection

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Duncan, B. R., Fulginiti, V. A., Sieber, O. F., & Ryan, K. J. (1981). Shigella sepsis. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 135(2), 151-154.

Shigella sepsis. / Duncan, Burris R; Fulginiti, V. A.; Sieber, O. F.; Ryan, K. J.

In: American Journal of Diseases of Children, Vol. 135, No. 2, 1981, p. 151-154.

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Duncan, BR, Fulginiti, VA, Sieber, OF & Ryan, KJ 1981, 'Shigella sepsis', American Journal of Diseases of Children, vol. 135, no. 2, pp. 151-154.
Duncan BR, Fulginiti VA, Sieber OF, Ryan KJ. Shigella sepsis. American Journal of Diseases of Children. 1981;135(2):151-154.
Duncan, Burris R ; Fulginiti, V. A. ; Sieber, O. F. ; Ryan, K. J. / Shigella sepsis. In: American Journal of Diseases of Children. 1981 ; Vol. 135, No. 2. pp. 151-154.
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