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Escherichia coli Infection

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by McCoy K

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



Symptoms of E. coli infection include:


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
Dialysis pump
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If you are diagnosed with an E. coli infection, follow your doctor's instructions .


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases



Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Public Health Agency of Canada



EColi infection. American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: . Updated February 2011. Accessed March 20, 2013.

E. coli (Escherichia coli) . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: . Accessed March 20, 2013.

Frequently asked questions about Escherichia Coli infection. New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services website. Available at: . Accessed March 20, 2013.


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