The Use of Quinolones for the Treatment of Shigellosis in Travelers

  • M. L. Bennish
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Shigellosis remains a major public health problem wherever sanitary conditions are poor. In developed countries, Shigella infections are most common in institutions for the mentally retarded, in day care centers, and among the poor. Examples of the latter are persons living in the inner cities or the Indian reservations of the United States where the incidence of shigellosis is much higher than for the general population [11].


Nalidixic Acid Antimicrob Agent Minimum Inhibitory Concen Toxic Megacolon Indian Reservation 
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