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Clin Infect Dis. 2004 May 1;38(9):e96-9. Epub 2004 Apr 15.

A pediatric cluster of Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 diarrhea with hemolytic uremic syndrome in 2 families from France.

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Services de Microbiologie, Hôpital Robert Debré, Paris, France.

Abstract

We report a cluster of pediatric diarrhea due to Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 involving 11 children in France, including the index case, who had returned from Senegal. Child-to-child transmission was documented by ribotyping. Five children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). On the basis of our findings, the choice of antimicrobial treatment for infections with S. dysenteriae serotype 1 should take into account widespread drug resistance and the risk of HUS.

PMID:
15127361
DOI:
10.1086/383474
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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