Pathogenic Escherichia coli in Latin America

Clinical Management of Escherichia coli Cases (The Latin America Experience)

Author(s): Horacio A Repetto

Pp: 116-121 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805192211001010116

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Shiga toxin--producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are a leading cause of bacterial enteric infections in the United States and have become a significant problem in several countries in Latin America. Prompt, accurate diagnosis of STEC infection is important because appropriate treatment early in the course of infection might decrease the risk for serious complications such as renal damage and improve overall patient outcome. This chapter provides a short review of the clinical experiences of a physician dealing with STEC and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome patients in Argentina.

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