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A Pediatric Cluster of <i>Shigella dysenteriae</i> Serotype 1 Diarrhea with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in 2 Families from France

Véronique Houdouin, Doit Catherine, P. Mariani, Naïma Brahimi, Chantal Loirat, Antoine Bourrillon and Edouard Bingen

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 38, issue 9, pages e96-e99
Published in print May 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/383474
A Pediatric Cluster of Shigella dysenteriae Serotype 1 Diarrhea with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in 2 Families from France

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We report a cluster of pediatric diarrhea due to Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 involving 11 children in France, including the index case, who had returned from Senegal. Child-to-child transmission was documented by ribotyping. Five children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). On the basis of our findings, the choice of antimicrobial treatment for infections with S. dysenteriae serotype 1 should take into account widespread drug resistance and the risk of HUS.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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