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A Case of Escherichia coli O157 Hemorrhagic Colitis

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2008 April Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 66-68.

https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2008.11.1.66

A Case of Escherichia coli O157 Hemorrhagic Colitis

Seok Ho Yoon, Il Joong Park, Wee Gyo Lee

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea

Abstract

Escherichia coli O157 is an important serotype of enterohemorrhagic E. coli that causes hemorrhagic colitis worldwide. Outbreaks of E. coli O157 have been assocoated with contaminated food like meat, raw milk, and water, but recently vegetables and fruits have accounted for a growing number of recognized outbreaks. We isolated verotoxin producing E. coli O157 from the stool of a 3 year-old female with bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain. The child had been eating salad with vegetables and fruits frequently. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2008;11:66-68)

Keywords

Escherichia coli O157, Colitis, Vegetables