A genus of gram-negative, non-lactose-fermenting, non-motile, non-spore forming rod-shaped bacteria belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. It contains a number of species that cause digestive disturbance ranging from mild diarrhoea to severe and often fatal dysentery.
- K. Shiga:
Ueber den Dysenteriebazillus (Bacillus dysenteriae).
Centralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde und Infektionskrankheiten, 1898, 24, Erste Abteilung: 817-828 + 870-874.
Preliminary report in: Centralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde und Infektionskrankheiten, 1898, 23: 599-600.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.
What is an eponym?An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.
What is Whonamedit?Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.
Disclaimer:Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.