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Persistent shigellosis.
  1. D Clements,
  2. C J Ellis,
  3. R N Allan
  1. Gastroenterology Unit, General Hospital, Birmingham.


    Shigella usually causes a self-limited infection which untreated lasts on average seven days (range one to 30 days). We report a patient who had persistent symptoms for 10 months caused by Shigella flexneri which was finally identified on cultures from a rectal swab.

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