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dysentery

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Description

Dysentery is an infection of the intestines caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Symptoms of dysentery include diarrhea with blood or mucus, abdominal pain, fever, and nausea. It is spread through contaminated food or water, and can be prevented by proper hygiene and sanitation. Treatment typically involves antibiotics and rehydration therapy.

Synonyms
  • bloody diarrhea
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • anorexia
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • rapid weight loss
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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