About 15% of children with Shiga toxin (Stx) producing Escherichia coli (STEC) primarily of serotype O157:H7, gastrointestinal infection, and watery or bloody diarrhea, may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (D+ HUS). Usually D+ HUS is not complicated by bacteremia and patients recover spontaneously without antibiotic treatment. We report here an adult case of a STEC O157:H7 urinary tract infection complicated by bacteremia and HUS that was not preceded by diarrhea (D- HUS). Cases of D- HUS need to be carefully examined for foci other than the gastrointestinal tract, and patients with E coli bacteremia should receive early antibiotic treatment as would any patient with sepsis.
|Journal||American Journal of Kidney Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2003|
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