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Sonne's dysentery

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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.


  • 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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