1921
Volume 17, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Summary

The numbers of in feces of children with clinical shigellosis (, and ) under both home and hospital conditions ranged from 10 to 10 per gram of wet feces. Children with dysentery had a longer convalescence, and feces consistently had greater numbers of than did patients with . Symptomless carriers excreted smaller numbers of , usually 10.

Among fecal bacteria associated with shigellosis, streptococci, lactobacilli, and bacteroids were generally most numerous. and staphylococci ordinarily were few. The numbers of coliforms, enterococci, and fluctuated according to no fixed pattern. Coliform organisms were usually in inverse proportion to numbers of . Lactobacilli and streptococci were relatively rare during acute clinical diarrhea, especially when blood and mucus were present in stools.

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