Shigella vaginal infections

Shigella spp. is a bacteria that can cause vaginal infections and vulvovaginitis, generally recorded in children. It presents similar to gonorrhoea and a foreign body, so careful investigation is required.

Symptoms of Shigella

  • Discharge (may be malodorous or bloody or laden with pus)
  • Diarrhoea prior to vaginal symptoms

Strains of bacteria

  1. S. sonnei
  2. S. flexneri – most commonly found
  3. S. boydii
  4. S. dysenteriae
  5. S. spp

In one study, Enterobius vermicularis (a pinworm) was found in 64 per cent of the 40 vulvovaginitis patients who had Shigella. The bacteria is highly resistant to antibiotics ampicillin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.  



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Jessica Lloyd - Vulvovaginal Specialist Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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