Current aspects of Shigella pathogenesis

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Abstract

Bacillary dysentery (shigellosis) is a severe human disease caused by Shigellae. In recent years, a large amount of information has been generated regarding the host, pathogen and environmental factors that impact the pathogenesis of shigellosis at the cellular and molecular level. This review summarizes what is currently known about Shigella, detailing those factors that contribute to pathogenesis and examining the current progress in the development of a vaccine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-97
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Latinoamericana de Microbiologia
Volume46
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004

Keywords

  • Invasion
  • Pathogenicity island
  • Shigella
  • Virulence plasmid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)

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