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Dysentery MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Dysentery
Tree Number(s)
C06.405.205.331
C06.405.469.300
Unique ID
D004403
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
Entry Term(s)
Infectious Diarrheal Disease
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Dysentery Preferred
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