Shigellosis (Shigella Infection): Shigella bacteria cause shigellosis, a disease that causes symptoms and signs that include fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Medical professionals diagnose shigellosis based on a patient's symptoms and signs. Physicians may also send a stool sample to a lab to identify the bacteria causing the symptoms. Shigellosis typially resolves without antibiotic treatment.
Fever in Children Fever is defined as a rectal temperature over 100.4 F or 38 C. Fever isn't life-threatening unless it is persistently high - greater than a 107 F rectal temperature. Fever is usually caused by an infection. Treatment focuses on controlling the temperature, preventing dehydration, and monitoring for serious illness.
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