dysentery that is characterized by fever, malaise, watery diarrhea, and crampy
Subsequently, the stools become bloody and contain mucus.
- A wide range
of antibiotics has been successful in treating Shigella infections.
or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole are the antibiotics of choice, but
ciprofloxin and tetracycline also are effective.
Most cases of bacterial gastroenteritis do not require treatment with
antibiotics. The primary exception is gastroenteritis due to Shigella sp. Most
cases of gastroenteritis are due to viral pathogens and require no specific
therapy. (PREP 2004)