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Shiga-Kruse disease

Alternative eponyms

  • Shiga-Kruse dysentery

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An acute infectious disease caused by strains of Shigella dysenteriae.

Description

An acute infectious disease caused by strains of Shigella dysenteriae and marked by abdominal pain, malaise, fever, diarrhoea, and tenesmus, mucus, pus, and blood in the stools.

Bibliography

  • W. Kruse:
    Über die Ruhr als Volkskrankheit und ihren Erreger.
    Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1900, 26: 637-639.

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