Haemolytic-uraemic syndrome associated withAeromonas hydrophila enterocolitis
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- Bogdanović, R., Čobeljić, M., Marković, M. et al. Pediatr Nephrol (1991) 5: 293. doi:10.1007/BF00867480
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Haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS) associated withAeromonas hydrophila enterocolitis is reported in a 23-month-old female infant. TheA. hydrophila strain isolated from the patient's stool sample produced cytotoxin against verocells; increasing levels of cytotoxinneutralizing antibody in the patient's sera were demonstrated, suggesting a recent infection. This report indicates thatA. hydrophila should be suspected as a possible cause of HUS, and that this pathogen should be looked for in cases of post-diarrhoeal HUS.
Key wordsHaemolytic-uraemic syndrome Aeromonas hydrophila A. hydrophila cytotoxin
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