F Mendilaharzu

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Shiga-like toxin-producing Escherichia coli have been associated with hemorrhagic colitis and the hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Because Argentina has the highest reported frequency of HUS in the world, Argentine children were prospectively studied during the HUS seasons for evidence of Shiga-like toxin-related diseases. On the basis of serology, fecal(More)
We conducted a prospective study in 87 household contacts of 51 children with hemolytic uremic syndrome to determine the frequency of infection with Shiga-like toxin-producing bacteria. Gastrointestinal tract symptoms occurred in only 1 of 87 contacts. Free fecal toxin was detected in 25 of 64 (39%) of the household members. Neutralization with specific(More)
A regional survey about incidence, etiology and treatment of CRF was carried out by ALANEPE. Seventeen Pediatric Nephrology Centers of different complexity were involved. Children aged 0-15 years, grouped by age and sex, with creatinine clearence ≤ 40ml/ m/m2 were included. 551 children (52% males, 48% females) with CRF were detected. The incidence was 6.4,(More)
A prospective study in 87 household contacts of 51 children with HUS was performed, with the aim of determining evidence of infection with Shiga-like toxin producing bacteria. Gastrointestinal tract symptoms were present in only 1/87 contacts. DNA hybridization studies of fecal E.coli isolates from 80 of these 87 contacts were positive in 6. Free fecal(More)