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What are the symptoms of dysentery?

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The main dysentery symptom is diarrhea that has blood, mucus, or pus. Other signs are:

  • Painful belly cramps
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • A fever of 100.4F or higher
  • Weight loss

SOURCES:

CDC: "Shigella - Shigellosis: Diagnosis and Treatment."

Centre for Health Protection: "Bacillary Dysentery."

Government of Western Australia Department of Health: "Shigella Infection and Dysentery."

Harvard Medical School: "Gastrointestinal Amebiasis."

Hastings Borough Council: "Dysentery Fact Sheet."

Medscape: "Amebiasis Medication."

New York State Department of Health: "Amebiasis (amebic dysentery)."

NHS: "Dysentery."

Southern Nevada Health District: "Amebiasis (amebic dysentery)."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 12, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Shigella - Shigellosis: Diagnosis and Treatment."

Centre for Health Protection: "Bacillary Dysentery."

Government of Western Australia Department of Health: "Shigella Infection and Dysentery."

Harvard Medical School: "Gastrointestinal Amebiasis."

Hastings Borough Council: "Dysentery Fact Sheet."

Medscape: "Amebiasis Medication."

New York State Department of Health: "Amebiasis (amebic dysentery)."

NHS: "Dysentery."

Southern Nevada Health District: "Amebiasis (amebic dysentery)."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 12, 2019

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