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Descriptor English: Dysentery
Descriptor Spanish: Disentería
Descriptor Portuguese: Disenteria
Descriptor French: Dysenterie
Entry term(s): Diarrheal Disease, Infectious
Infectious Diarrheal Disease
Infectious Diarrheal Diseases
Tree number(s): C06.405.205.331
C06.405.469.300
SP4.012.118.104.035
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004403
Scope note: Acute inflammation of the intestine associated with infectious DIARRHEA of various etiologies, generally acquired by eating contaminated food containing TOXINS, BIOLOGICAL derived from BACTERIA or other microorganisms. Dysentery is characterized initially by watery FECES then by bloody mucoid stools. It is often associated with ABDOMINAL PAIN; FEVER; and DEHYDRATION.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 4466
Unique ID: D004403
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Dysentery - Preferred
Concept UI M0006913
Scope note Acute inflammation of the intestine associated with infectious DIARRHEA of various etiologies, generally acquired by eating contaminated food containing TOXINS, BIOLOGICAL derived from BACTERIA or other microorganisms. Dysentery is characterized initially by watery FECES then by bloody mucoid stools. It is often associated with ABDOMINAL PAIN; FEVER; and DEHYDRATION.
Preferred term Dysentery
Entry term(s) Diarrheal Disease, Infectious
Infectious Diarrheal Disease
Infectious Diarrheal Diseases



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