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Sonne's dysentery

Alternative eponyms

  • Sonne's disease

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One of the common forms of epidemic dysentery due to Shigella sonnei.

Description

One of the common forms of epidemic dysentery due to Shigella sonnei, occurring in temperate regions. It is an acute, self-limiting disease of the intestinal tract of humans, characterised by diarrhoea, fever, and abdominal pain.

Bibliography

  • C. Sonne:
    Über die Bakteriologie der giftarmen Dysenteriebacillen (Paradysenteriebacillen).
    Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene, 1915, Erste Abteilung. Originale, 75: 408-456. First published as an inaugural dissertation, 1914.

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