Diarrhea, Urosepsis and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Caused by the Same Heteropathogenic Escherichia coli Strain

CW Ang, Antonia H. M. Bouts, John W A Rossen, Martijn Van der Kuip, Marc Van Heerde, Arend Bökenkamp

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We describe an 8-month-old girl with diarrhea, urosepsis and hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by Escherichia coli. Typing of cultured E. coli strains from urine and blood revealed the presence of virulence factors from multiple pathotypes of E. coli. This case exemplifies the genome plasticity of E. coli and the resulting heteropathogenic strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-7
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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