Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli Infections Associated with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Italy, 1988–2000

  title={Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli Infections Associated with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Italy, 1988–2000},
  author={Alberto E. Tozzi and Alfredo Caprioli and Fabio Minelli and Alessandra Gianviti and Laura De Petris and Alberto Edefonti and Giovanni Montini and Alfonso Vincenzo Salvatore Ferretti and Tommaso De Palo and Maurizio Gaido and Gianfranco Rizzoni},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
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-O157 STEC. 
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