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I read in one article that E. coli infection often causes severe bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps. However, sometimes the infection causes non-bloody diarrhea or no symptoms. They also said there is usually little or no fever present, and the illness resolves in 5 to 10 days. I wonder if E. coli causes only these effects, or there is something else? Can you tell me more about this bacterium, because I think that is interesting?

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All this that you have read in that article is correct, and all these are E. coli effects on human body. In some persons, particularly children under 5 years of age and the elderly, the infection can also cause a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome. That is condition, in which the red blood cells are destroyed and the kidneys fail. About 2%-7% of infections with E. coli lead to this complication because of its effects. Persons, who only have diarrhea as effect that E. coli caused, usually recover completely. About one-third of persons with hemolytic uremic syndrome have abnormal kidney function many years later, and a few of them require long-term dialysis. Another 8% of persons with hemolytic uremic syndrome have other lifelong complications. There are currently long-term studies continuing that was looking at the long-term effects of E. coli. Most persons recover without antibiotics or other specific treatment in 5-10 days. There is no evidence that antibiotics improve the course of disease and effects of E. coli. Moreover, it is thought that treatment with some antibiotics may precipitate kidney complications.
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Hello there I am very concerned, My sister just informed me my mummy got both mrsa and e-coli whiilst in hospitial is this possible if so, please can you tell me the symptons and the severity of the bug. BLOSSOM
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