TITLE

Shigella

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1987
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "Shigella" is presented. It refers to a genus of non-lactose-fermenting, gram-negative bacilli of the family Enterobacteriaceae. The genus contains several species that cause digestive disturbance ranging from mild diarrhea to a severe and often fatal dysentery.
ACCESSION #
21245545

 

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