This infection may be manifested by hemorrhagic colitis
, intravascular coagulation and kidney failure from the hemolytic uremic syndrome.
coli O157:H7 can cause serious life-threatening illnesses, hemorrhagic colitis
and hemolytic uremic syndrome, particularly in young, elderly, or immunocompromised individuals.
Severe abdominal pain and bloody stools are very uncharacteristic for cholera but are the hallmark of hemorrhagic colitis
caused by E.
This particular bacteria was first identified in 1982 as the cause of acute hemorrhagic colitis
, an illness characterized by sudden onset of severe cramps and debilitating diarrhea.
with a waterborne disease outbreak of hemorrhagic colitis
The associations between Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection, hemorrhagic colitis
, and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) were established in the early 1980s (1,2).
Disease caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) ranges from self-limiting diarrhea to hemorrhagic colitis
and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
2% (10% hospitalization x 50% hemolytic uremic syndrome [HUS] x 4% death) that an infected person will be hospitalized for hemorrhagic colitis
, come down with HUS, and die after 1 year.
Infection results in symptoms ranging from mild diarrhea to hemorrhagic colitis
(abdominal pain, diarrhea, and blood in the stool).
Contaminated drinking water (3,4) and recreational water have been associated with outbreaks of hemorrhagic colitis
caused by E.
This pathogen produces toxins which cause Hemorrhagic Colitis
, which is characterized by bloody diarrhea and severe abdominal cramps.
coli, cause acute hemorrhagic colitis
, an illness characterized by the sudden onset of severe cramps and debilitating diarrhea.