Bacillary dysentery is a gastrointestinal disease. Bacillary means related to bacteria, and dysentery is severe diarrhea containing blood or mucus.
With bacillary dysentery, a bacterial infection becomes more invasive and severe, causing inflammation in the intestines. Symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening.
Bacterial infections that lead to bacillary dysentery are very contagious, so it’s essential to practice good hygiene.
Bacillary dysentery is an intestinal infection caused by a group of Shigella bacteria which can be found in the human gut.
The signs and symptoms include:
The diagnosis of bacillary dysentery is made based on the symptoms and a laboratory test of the stool. The doctor may also order a blood test to check for an infection.
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