Shigellosis is the most common cause of bacterial dysentery seen in homosexually active men. In fact, a significant proportion of all cases of shigellosis has occurred in homosexual men in recent years. At New York Hospital, a retrospective study found that homosexual men comprised the majority of adult men with shigellosis; in Seattle, 30% of all cases of shigellosis occurred in this population.


Watery Diarrhea Rectal Swab York Hospital Foodborne Outbreak Antibiotic Sensitivity Test 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel C. William
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  1. 1.Columbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital CenterNew YorkUSA

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