Thursday, December 8, 2011


Dysentery is a disease caused by virus and bacteria. It is also transmitted with dirty behaviour. Mucus and blood is seen in the stool of a person suffered from this disease. Dysentery is of two types: Amoebic and Bacillary. Both types of dysentery are transmitted through faeco-oral route.

Amoebic Dysentery:
It is caused by Entamoeba Histolytica.

Symptoms of Amoebic Dysentery:
  • Abdominal pain may be felt.
  • Frequent desire to fecal discharge.
  • White mucus is seen in stool.
  • Patient becomes very weak.
Bacillary Dysentery:
Bacillary Dysentery is caused by Shigella Shiga and Salmonella. It is also called Ragatmasi in Nepali.

Symptoms of Bacillary Dysentery:
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Frequent passing stool.
  • Mucus with blood is seen.
  • Frequent thirst and drying lip due to loss of liquid substance.
  • Fever.

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