Escherichia coli O157:H7: Etiology, Clinical Features, Complications, and Treatment

Escherichia coli O157:H7: Etiology, Clinical Features, Complications, and Treatment

Identification: nnj_so01A9
Issue: September-October 2001
Volume: Vol. 28, No. 5

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Goal: To discuss the etiology, transmission, clinical presentation, t re atment and prevention of infection with Esch e ri chia coli 0157:H7 (E. coli 0157:H7).

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the association between entero h e m m o r h agic esch erichia coli and hemolytic uremic syndrome.
  2. Identify modes of transmission of E. coli O157:H7.
  3. Describe the presenting symptoms, t re atment and prevention of E. coli O157:H7 infection.


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