[Shigellosis, a sexually transmitted disease in homosexual men]

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2003 Dec 6;147(49):2438-9.
[Article in Dutch]


A study of the registered number of Shigella infections in Amsterdam for the period 1997-2001 revealed that in 2001, there was an increase in the number of homosexual patients with oral-anal contacts as source for their infections. All of these infections were caused by subtype Shigella sonnei. The infections were not associated with a specific meeting place for homosexual men. A relationship with an underlying HIV-infection is likely.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Dysentery, Bacillary / complications
  • Dysentery, Bacillary / epidemiology
  • Dysentery, Bacillary / transmission*
  • HIV Infections / complications
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Netherlands / epidemiology
  • Safe Sex
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial / complications
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial / epidemiology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial / transmission*
  • Shigella sonnei*