Hemolytic uremic syndrome and death in persons with Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection, foodborne diseases active surveillance network sites, 2000-2006.

@article{Gould2009HemolyticUS,
  title={Hemolytic uremic syndrome and death in persons with Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection, foodborne diseases active surveillance network sites, 2000-2006.},
  author={Lydia Hannah Gould and Linda J. Demma and Timothy F. Jones and Sharon Hurd and Duc J. Vugia and Kirk P. Smith and Beletshachew Shiferaw and Suzanne D Segler and Amanda Palmer and Shelley M. Zansky and Patricia M. Griffin},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 10},
  pages={1480-5}
}
BACKGROUND Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a life-threatening illness usually caused by infection with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 (STEC O157). We evaluated the age-specific rate of HUS and death among persons with STEC O157 infection and the risk factors associated with developing HUS. METHODS STEC O157 infections and HUS cases were reported from 8 sites participating in the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network during 2000-2006. For each case of STEC O157… CONTINUE READING
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