Title

Escherichia coli Complications in Pediatric Critical Care.

Publication/Presentation Date

3-1-2018

Abstract

Escherichia coli is a bacterium that is an important part of the intestinal tract; however, it has the potential to become pathogenic. Shiga toxin-producing E coli (STEC) is a leading cause of E coli infections and has led to outbreaks in North America. Transmission is through ingestion of contaminated food sources, and via infected humans and animals. Young children infected with STEC are at high risk for developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS is a clinical syndrome characterized by macroangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure. Early diagnosis and supportive treatment of HUS are essential to limit complications.

Volume

30

Issue

1

First Page

149

Last Page

156

ISSN

1558-3481

Disciplines

Critical Care Nursing | Emergency Medicine | Nursing | Pediatric Nursing

PubMedID

29413210

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty

Document Type

Article

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