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  1. Shigella flexneri

    Shigella flexneri is a species of Gram-negative bacteria in the genus Shigella that can cause diarrhea in humans. There are several different serogroups of Shigella; S. flexneri belongs to group B. S. flexneri infections can usually be treated with antibiotics although some strains have become resistant. Less severe cases are not usually treated because they become more resistant in the future.

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  1. Shigella flexneri

    A bacterium which is one of the etiologic agents of bacillary dysentery (DYSENTERY, BACILLARY) and sometimes of infantile gastroenteritis.

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