Fulminant Shigellosis in a HIV Patient

  • Ooi S
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Infectious enterocolitis caused by shigella is usually self-limiting and seldom requires antibiotics treatment. It is uncommon to develop fulminant shigellosis requiring surgery. We report a rare case of fulminant shigellosis in a HIV patient with recurring infection which could not be managed with intravenous antibiotics. CT reviewed extensive colonic wall thickening and stranding with evidence of pneumatosis coli. The patient eventually required a Hartmann procedure. Although fulminant shigellosis is uncommon, thorough assessment and vigilant management are warranted in immunosuppressed patient.




Ooi, S. M. S. (2015). Fulminant Shigellosis in a HIV Patient. Case Reports in Infectious Diseases, 2015, 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/128104

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