Essentials of Diagnosis:-

• Frequent stools with blood and mucous (Red currant jelly).
• Abdominal cramps.
• Fever, malaise and prostration.
• Pus in stool.
• Organisms isolated on stool culture.

Treatment:-


-Ampicillin 500 mg 6 hourly. or
Septran DS 1 tablet twice daily. or Nalidixic acid 1 gm 6 hourly.

-Correct dehydration IV fluids or Electral powder orally.


-Tetracycline 500 mg 6 hourly. Antispasmodics if needed.

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