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Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC): complications

The complications of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC).

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This document describes the potential complications of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), also known as vero cytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC), and how to handle them:

  • gastroenteritis
  • haemorrhagic colitis
  • haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)
  • thrombotic thrombocytopaenic purpura (TTP)
Published 1 January 2014
Last updated 20 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated nomenclature from Vero cytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) to Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC).
  2. First published.