Journal Article

A Rare Presentation of Ischemic Pseudomembranous Colitis Due to <i>Escherichia coli</i>

Jessica B. Kendrick, Michael Risbano, Steve D. Groshong and Stephen K. Frankel

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 45, issue 2, pages 217-219
Published in print July 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/518990
A Rare Presentation of Ischemic Pseudomembranous Colitis Due to Escherichia coli

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Escherichia coli Ol57:H7 infection ranges from mild diarrheal illness to severe hemorrhagic colitis but may rarely be complicated by pseudomembranous colitis and/or necrosis. Herein, we report a sporadic case of ischemic E. coli Ol57:H7 pseudomembranous colitis in an adult that occurred during a national outbreak of E. coli Ol57:H7 in the United States.

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

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