Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections associated with hemolytic uremic syndrome, Italy, 1988-2000

Alberto E. Tozzi, Alfredo Caprioli, Fabio Minelli, Alessandra Gianviti, Laura De Petris, Alberto Edefonti, Giovanni Montini, Alfonso Ferretti, Tommaso De Palo, Maurizio Gaido, Gianfranco Rizzoni, A. Bettinelli, G. Capasso, A. Caringella, R. Coppo, G. Lama, S. Li Volti, S. Maffei, S. Maringhini, N. MigliettiC. Pecoraro, I. Pela, M. Pennesi, R. Penza, L. Peratoner, F. Perfumo, I. Ratsche, E. Salvaggio, C. Setzu, G. Zacchello

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Abstract

The mean annual incidence of hemolytic uremic syndrome in persons ≤15 years of age in Italy from 1988 to 2000 was 0.28 per 100,000 population. Laboratory investigations showed that Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection occurred in 73.1% of patients. STEC O157 was the most common serotype, but a considerable number of cases were from infections by non-0157 STEC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-108
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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