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Escherichia coli Infection

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by McCoy K

( E. coli Infection, Escherichia coli O157:H7)

 

Symptoms

Symptoms of E. coli infection include:
 

Treatment

Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. Treatment options include:

Treatment for Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)

HUS is a life-threatening condition. It occurs in some people with E. coli infection. HUS may need to be treated with blood transfusions and kidney dialysis . Symptoms may include:
  • Pale complexion, tiredness, and irritability
  • Small, unexplained bruises, or bleeding from the nose or mouth—caused by problems in the body’s clotting mechanism
Kidney Dialysis
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If you are diagnosed with an E. coli infection, follow your doctor's instructions .
 

RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
http://www.niaid.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
http://www.inspection.gc.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

 

References


EColi infection. American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/digestive/disorders/242.html . Updated February 2011. Accessed March 20, 2013.


E. coli (Escherichia coli) . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/ . Accessed March 20, 2013.


Frequently asked questions about Escherichia Coli infection. New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services website. Available at: http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/factsheets/f%5Fecoli.pdf . Accessed March 20, 2013.

 

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