Hemolytic uremic syndrome due to Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2017
Source:Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
Author(s): M. Bruyand, P. Mariani-Kurkdjian, M. Gouali, H. de Valk, L.A. King, S. Le Hello, S. Bonacorsi, C. Loirat
The leading cause of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in children is Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection, which has a major outbreak potential. Since the early 2010s, STEC epidemiology is characterized by a decline of the historically predominant O157 serogroup and the emergence of non-O157 STEC, especially O26 and O80 in France. STEC contamination occurs through the...