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  1. Cheong YM, Jegathesan M, Lim YS
    Med J Malaysia, 1984 Mar;39(1):92-4.
    PMID: 6392838
    This is a report of a case of vulvovaginitis due to Shigella flexneri in a three-year-old child. This is probably the first documented case of shigella vulvovaginitis In Malaysia. The patient was successfully treated with cotrimoxazole. Extraintestinal infections by Shigella are rare and are briefly reviewed in this article.
    Matched MeSH terms: Dysentery, Bacillary/diagnosis*
  2. Ampalam SD, Fang L
    Med J Malaya, 1971 Jun;25(4):282-4.
    PMID: 4261301
    Matched MeSH terms: Dysentery, Bacillary/diagnosis
  3. Liew PS, Teh CS, Lau YL, Thong KL
    Trop Biomed, 2014 Dec;31(4):709-20.
    PMID: 25776596 MyJurnal
    Shigellosis is a foodborne illness caused by the genus Shigella and is an important global health issue. The development of effective techniques for rapid detection of this pathogen is essential for breaking the chain of transmission. Therefore, we have developed a novel loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay targeting the invasion plasmid antigen H (ipaH) gene to rapidly detect Shigella species. This assay could be performed in 90 min at an optimal temperature of 64ºC, with endpoint results visualized directly. Notably, the method was found to be more sensitive than conventional PCR. Indeed, the detection limit for the LAMP assay on pure bacterial cultures was 5.9 x 10(5) CFU/ml, while PCR displayed a limit of 5.9 x 10(7) CFU/ml. In spiked lettuce samples, the sensitivity of the LAMP assay was 3.6 x 10(4) CFU/g, whereas PCR was 3.6 x 10(5) CFU/g. Overall, the assay accurately identified 32 Shigella spp. with one enteroinvasive Escherichia coli displaying positive reaction while the remaining 32 non-Shigella strains tested were negative.
    Matched MeSH terms: Dysentery, Bacillary/diagnosis*
  4. Thong KL, Hoe SL, Puthucheary SD, Yasin R
    BMC Infect Dis, 2005 Feb 14;5:8.
    PMID: 15707504
    In Malaysia, Shigella spp. was reported to be the third commonest bacterial agent responsible for childhood diarrhoea. Currently, isolation of the bacterium and confirmation of the disease by microbiological and biochemical methods remain as the "gold standard". This study aimed to detect the prevalence of four Shigella virulence genes present concurrently, in randomly selected Malaysian strains via a rapid multiplex PCR (mPCR) assay.
    Matched MeSH terms: Dysentery, Bacillary/diagnosis
  5. Samuel S, Vadivelu J, Parasakthi N
    PMID: 9322293
    Amongst 107 diarrheal cases studied a bacterial agent was isolated from 71 (66%) cases of which 60 (85%) were due to a single agent and the remaining 11 (15%) were of mixed infections. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) was isolated from 65 cases. Other pathogens isolated included Salmonella spp, Shigella spp and rotavirus. There was a higher isolation rate of ETEC from females and rotavirus from males. The infection rate was found to higher for the 0-2 year age group as compared to the 3-5 year age group. Amongst the ETEC isolated the STa 2 toxotype was the predominant type.
    Matched MeSH terms: Dysentery, Bacillary/diagnosis
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