The deadly E. coli 0157 infection

The deadly E. coli 0157 infection

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Escherichia coli is part of the standard flora of human and animal intestines. Most of these bacteria are harmless and are essential for the maintenance of intestinal health. However, there are types of E. coli that can cause diseases, the most harmful of which is the E. coli O157:H7.
24 Jul 2016 - General
When will you be suspicious of E.Coli 0157 without a stool culture so that we can be confident of no antibiotics requirement. Am I right to say no way unless there is a community outbreak with cases of proven E.oli 0157. I usually give empirical treatment in patients with non-hospital-acquired diarrhea with moderate to severe fever, tenesmus, or bloody stools or the presence of faecal lactoferrin while the stool bacterial culture is incubating, provided that infection with E coli 0157:H7 is not...
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Escherichia coli is a common pathogen isolated in stool samples from children who present with blood and mucous diarrhea. Although the disease is potentially deadly, we very rarely see fatal cases of E coli gastroenteritis. Haemolytic uremic syndrome and resulting renal failure is a complication we should be cautious about when treating such patients. However a more common and equally serious complication of blood and mucous diarrhoea dehydration. If not identified early and necessary interventi...
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E. coli O157, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), verocytotoxic E. coli (VTEC) or enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) is the one of the bacterial infective causes of bloody diarrhoea. The symptom is usually accompanied with abdominal pain or discomfort, and vomiting. The diarrhoea can be severe enough to cause dehydration. It might possibly lead to the complication of haemolytic uraemic syndrome which can cause renal failure and death, but this is not common. Hand hygiene, proper washing of frui...
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