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Colonic Necrosis and Perforation Secondary to <i>Escherichia coli</i> O157:H7 Gastroenteritis in an Adult Patient without Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Gary R. Kravitz, Kirk Smith and Liz Wagstrom

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 9, pages e103-e105
Published in print November 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/342889
Colonic Necrosis and Perforation Secondary to Escherichia coli O157:H7 Gastroenteritis in an Adult Patient without Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

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During a multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 diarrhea, we encountered a woman who had hemorrhagic colitis complicated by ischemic colitis with perforation. To our knowledge, this has not previously been described in adult patients. Because of the insensitivity of the commonly used diagnostic methods, this condition may be underrecognized.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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