Shigella Bacteremia in Patients with the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Dysentery, Bacillary
  • Sepsis

abstract

  • Bacteremic infection with Shigella species is extremely rare in adults. We report five cases of Shigella bacteremia in adult men that occurred at our hospital over a 2-yr period. Four of these cases occurred in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The fifth patient had evidence of cell-mediated immunodeficiency, but did not meet Centers for Disease Control criteria for the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Shigellemia is a potentially fatal but treatable complication of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome and should be specifically tested for and aggressively treated when present in this patient population.

publication date

  • January 1987

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1572-0241.1987.tb01670.x

PubMed ID

  • 3565339

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 338

end page

  • 41

volume

  • 82

number

  • 4