How is dysentery diagnosed?

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Dysentery is often diagnosed through the presence of severe diarrhea, bloody stool, intestinal pain and fever. Another contributing factor is the patient's history and the likelihood of the person having been exposed to the bacteria that most commonly causes dysentery. That diagnosis can be confirmed by taking a stool sample and testing it.

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Diagnosis Of Bacterial Infections

Diagnosis Of Bacterial Infections

Diagnosing a bacterial infection typically includes evaluation by a physician. In order to determine the type of infection from bacteria, the doctor will first perform a physical exam, looking at symptoms such as a fever, sore thr...

oat or cough. The physician may then collect blood or urine samples; take x-rays; and take a throat culture for lab analysis.
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