A Pediatric Cluster of Shigella dysenteriae Serotype 1 Diarrhea with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in 2 Families from France

Houdouin, Véronique; Doit, Catherine; Mariani, P.; Brahimi, Naïma; Loirat, Chantal; Bourrillon, Antoine; Bingen, Edouard
May 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/1/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 9, pe96
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 infection. Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 infection is associated with serious morbidity and mortality in developing countries. During a 2-week period in late 1997, eleven children developed bloody diarrhea due to S. dysenteriae serotype 1. Five children belonged to one family, and the other 6 children belonged to another family living in close proximity to the first. The children lived in Paris, France, and were close contacts of the index case, who had recently returned from a visit to Dakar, Senegal. Fresh stool specimens were examined microscopically and cultured for Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Vibrio species, by use of standard methods. S. dysenteriae was identified using standard biochemical methods.


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