dysentery = (formerly known as flux or the bloodie flux) is frequent, small-volume, severe diarrhea that shows blood in the feces along with intestinal cramping and tenesmus (painful straining to pass stool). Additional symptoms frequently associated with dysentery include fever and malaise. Possible causes incl
cancer, micro-orgs, steroids......Most common bugs are Shigella, Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella. Responds to absorbable and parenteral antibiotics. Might be invasive. Treatment is metronidazole for amoebic cases, but campylobacter, shigella and salmonella respond to ciprofloxacin or macrolide antibiotics. Dysentery killed Gautama Buddha, Kings Louis VIII and IX of France, and many of the Cherokees who walked the Trail of Tears to the Arkansas Oklahoma border.
But I digress.( Collapse )