Guidance

Vero cytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC): complications

Gastroenteritis, haemorrhagic colitis, haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) and thrombotic thrombocytopaenic purpura (TTP) are complications of vero cytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli.

Detail

This document describes the potential complications of vero cytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli, and how to handle them:

  • gastroenteritis
  • haemorrhagic colitis
  • haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)
  • thrombotic thrombocytopaenic purpura (TTP)