Acute gastroenteritis due to double infection with enteropathogenic Escherichia coli or Salmonella and another bacterial pathogen

G. Eshel*, A. Mor, J. Karpuch, E. Azizi, G. Mundel, M. Aladjem

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Abstract

Two enteric bacterial pathogens were concomitantly isolated from the feces of 18 infants < 6 months of age admitted to the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center over a 7-year period. In all but two patients stool cultures grew enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, six of serogroup 0119. The other organisms cultured were Shigella, Salmonella, Campylobacter jejuni and Aeromonas hydrophila. The usual clinical presentation was diarrhea, dehydration and vomiting of acute onset, and low grade fever. Patients with gastroenteritis due to a single agent compared with multiple pathogens had a milder course of disease, a milder degree of dehydration and acidosis, a lesser need for i.v. fluid treatment and shorter hospitalization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-318
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume26
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Salmonella
  • double infection
  • enteropathogenic Escherichia coli
  • gastroenteritis

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