Medical Definition of Enterohemorrhagic escherichia coli

1. Enterohemorrhagic strains of Escherichia coli, usually of the serotype 0157:H7; produces a toxin resembling that produced by Shigella; associated with damage to the epithelium, ischemia of the bowel, and necrosis of the colon. Apparently responsible for a haemorrhagic form of colitis without fever, which can be very severe, spread primarily by contaminated beef. May also cause microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia, renal failure, and the haemolytic uraemic syndrome. (05 Mar 2000)



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