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Purpose: To describe some subclinical characteristics of Shigella dysentery in children at the Pediatric Department, Vietnam - Cuba Dong Hoi Friendship Hospital in 2019 and review the results of treatment in these patients.
Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on patients under 15 years old admitted to the Pediatric Department, Vietnam - Cuba Dong Hoi Friendship Hospital.
Results: The CRP index increased to 81.8%, of which the increase was mainly in the S.sonnei group. The rate of the most common bacteria strain is S.sonnei accounting for 87.1%, followed by S.fexneri 11.8%, S.dysenteriae encountered a case of 1.1%. No cases of stool culture resulted in S.boydii. The cure rate with Ciprofloxacin is 89.5%. The recovery rate is quite high, 93.3%, the percentage of patients who are also significantly better is 6.7% and there is no case of treatment failure.
Conclusions: The number of leukocytes and CRP in the peripheral blood increased in most cases. The main antibiotic used is Ciprofloxacin, the treatment effectiveness with Ciprofloxacin antibiotic is 89.5%, the cure rate is high and there is no case of treatment failure.
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