Microangiopathic Anemia without Thrombocytopenia and Kidney Disease in a Child with Diarrhea Caused by Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli

Meier, Paul W.; Pachlopnik, Jana M.; Von Der Weid, Nicolas X.; Rudin, Christoph; Bianchetti, Mario G. (2004). Microangiopathic Anemia without Thrombocytopenia and Kidney Disease in a Child with Diarrhea Caused by Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli. Clinical infectious diseases, 38(3), e25-e26. The University of Chicago Press 10.1086/381100

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A child with a history of diarrhea presented with transient anemia, reticolucytosis, and red blood cell fragmentation. Blood pressure and levels of blood platelets, creatinine, and urea were normal, as were results of urinalysis. Escherichia coli harboring genes for Shiga toxin were detected in stool specimens. It is concluded that extraintestinal diseases caused by Shiga toxin–producing bacteria sometimes present without any renal involvement.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Bianchetti, Mario Giovanni

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1058-4838

Publisher:

The University of Chicago Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marceline Brodmann

Date Deposited:

29 Oct 2020 16:36

Last Modified:

29 Oct 2020 16:36

Publisher DOI:

10.1086/381100

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.115841

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/115841

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