What is dysentery?

Dysentery is disease marked by frequent watery stools containing blood and mucus, attended by abdominal pain, dehydration, and sometimes fever.
amebic d. Dysentery due to infection with Entamoeba histolytica, which may cause ulceration of the colon; symptoms vary from slight abdominal discomfort and diarrhea alternating with constipation to profuse bleeding and discharge of mucus and pus.
bacillary d. Dysentery caused by bacteria of the genus Shigella.

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