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Escherichia coli O157:H7 haemorrhagic colitis. Report of the first South African case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2187255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Escherichia coli O157:H7, although recognised 15 years ago, has only become a significant pathogen since 1982 when two outbreaks of haemorrhagic colitis due to this organism were described in the USA. Since then, numerous such outbreaks have been reported. Recent experience with a patient presenting with E. coli O157:H7-induced haemorrhagic colitis is described. The main features, pathological findings and investigations are described and the principles of management outlined.
N G Browning; J R Botha; H Sacho; P J Moore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0038-2361     ISO Abbreviation:  S Afr J Surg     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-06-21     Completed Date:  1990-06-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984854R     Medline TA:  S Afr J Surg     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Colitis / etiology*
Escherichia coli Infections*
Hemorrhage / etiology*
South Africa

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