Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli Infections Associated with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Italy, 1988–2000
Published Date:Jan 2003
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 9(1):106-108.
Corporate Authors:Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Study Group
Escherichia Coli Infections
Escherichia Coli O157
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia Coli
Description:The mean annual incidence of hemolytic uremic syndrome in persons =15 years of age in Italy from 1988 to 2000 was 0.28 per 100,000 population. Laboratory investigations showed that Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection occurred in 73.1% of patients. STEC O157 was the most common serotype, but a considerable number of cases were from infections by non-O157 STEC.
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