What is it?
Dysentery — an infectious intestinal disease. It occurs all over the world by people of all ages, but is particularly widespread in the hot season.
The causative agent of the disease — bacterium of the genus Shigella (Shigella). There are 4 types of Shigella, pathogenic to humans, and many subspecies. They are distinguished by their ability to cause disease, geographical distribution, etc.
The source of infection is the patient man. Infection of dysentery occurs under conditions of poor personal hygiene. Dysentery— Is disease dirty hands. However, you can get sick by drinking contaminated water and washed her fruit or vegetables, and a lack of thermally processed foods.
What's going on?
The incubation period of the disease — from several hours to
Exciter disease causes inflammation of the wall of the colon. The main symptom of dysentery — not very abundant loose stools are
Diagnosis and treatment
The diagnosis of dysentery put
Treatment Dysentery is carried out in a hospital. In the treatment of dysentery doctor solves two problems — poverty
With good resistance to disease clears for
In the course of the disease should be carefully monitored possible complications of dehydration and perforation (rupture) of the intestine. Perforation requires immediate surgical intervention.
Immunity had been ill unstable, possible recurrence of infection.