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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)