Pathogenesis and diagnosis of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections.

@article{Paton1998PathogenesisAD,
  title={Pathogenesis and diagnosis of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections.},
  author={James C Paton and Adrienne W Paton},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  year={1998},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={450-79}
}
Since their initial recognition 20 years ago, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains have emerged as an important cause of serious human gastrointestinal disease, which may result in life-threatening complications such as hemolytic-uremic syndrome. Food-borne outbreaks of STEC disease appear to be increasing and, when mass-produced and mass-distributed foods are concerned, can involve large numbers of people. Development of therapeutic and preventative strategies to combat STEC… CONTINUE READING
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