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Uruguayan Medical Journal

ISSN: 1688-0390


Vol.20 - Nº 1 - Mar. 2004

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First Uruguayan isolation of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157: H7 in female infant with hemolytic syndrome

GADEA MP; VARELA G; BERNADA M; SIROK A; MOTA MI; SABELLI R; GROTIUZ G; SCHELOTTO F; CHINEN I; CHILLEMI G; RIVAS M
Rev Med Urug 2004; 20: 79-81
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Abstract

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli OI57:H7 was isolated for the first time in Uruguay in May 2002 from fecal specimens cultures of a 16-month-female child coming from Melo with hemolytic uremic syndrome. The strain, Shiga type 2 and human variant a type 2 toxine-producing, was genetically different from current Argentinian strains.