Coma caused by Shigella toxin-producing <em>Escherichia coli </em> in the absence of haemorrhagic uraemic syndrome (HUS)

  • Kristien Velding Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Ziekenhuisgroep Twente (ZGT), Almelo
  • Bert Mulder Laboratorium Microbiologie Twente Achterhoek, Hengelo
  • Jeroen Oeben Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Ziekenhuisgroep Twente (ZGT), Almelo
  • Annelies Suurmeijer Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Ziekenhuisgroep Twente (ZGT), Almelo
  • Thiemo F Veneman Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Ziekenhuisgroep Twente (ZGT), Almelo

Keywords

Hemolytic uraemic syndrome, Shigella toxin, Escherichia Coli.

Abstract

Shigella toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is well known for its complications such as haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), but neurological symptoms have also been reported. While most cases of infection with STEC occur with concurrent HUS, we describe a patient with severe neurological symptoms in the absence of HUS.

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  • Published: 2016-07-27

    Issue: Vol. 3 No. 5 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Velding K, Mulder B, Oeben J, Suurmeijer A, Veneman TF. Coma caused by Shigella toxin-producing <em>Escherichia coli </em> in the absence of haemorrhagic uraemic syndrome (HUS). EJCRIM 2016;3 doi:10.12890/2016_000418.