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Chronic Shigella flexneri infection preceding development of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2644299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Shigella sp. is known to be an important cause of diarrhea in homosexual men, although chronic infection is infrequently recognized. We describe recurrent and relapsing symptomatic infection due to Shigella flexneri in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected homosexual man subsequently developed acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome may be prone to developing chronic shigellosis because of impaired intestinal cell-mediated immunity.
A E Simor; R Poon; A Borczyk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-15     Completed Date:  1989-03-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-5     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
Chronic Disease
Dysentery, Bacillary / complications*
Shigella flexneri

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