Salmonellosis caused by Salmonella enterica (serovar Typhimurium) has also been described as a cause of bacillary dysentery, though this definition is less common. It is sometimes listed as an explicit differential diagnosis of bacillary dysentery, as opposed to a cause.
Bacillary dysentery should not be confused with diarrhea caused by a bacterial infection. One characteristic of bacillary dysentery is blood in stool, which is the result of invasion of the mucosa by the pathogen.
Transmission is fecal-oral and is remarkable for the small number of organisms that may cause disease (10 ingested... Read More