Enterocolitis Caused by Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (E.coli O157: H7), Report of a Case Nobuyuki Sugeta 1 , Seiji Shimizu 1 , Masahiro Tada 2 1Department of Gastroenterology, Kyoto First Red Cross Hospital 2Department of Gastroenterology, Kyoto Cancer Association Keyword: 腸管出血性大腸菌 , E.coli O157:H7 , 感染性腸炎 pp.971-974
Published Date 1997/6/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403105171
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 Enterocolitis caused by Escherichia coli O157: H7 has been the focus of attention since its epidemic in the summer of 1996. However, we had encountered a case of a 47-year-old female one year prior to the outbreak of the epidemic. In our case, emergent colonoscopy revealed the presence of remarkable erosions, hemorrhage, dirty pustular exudates on dark red-colored mucosa on the right side colon. These findings were similar to those of ischemic bowel disease. E.coli O157: H7 infection was strongly suspected, and bacterial culture on a selected medium led to confirmative diagnosis. Consequently, serious complications were able to be avoided by early treatment. Typical findings of imaging modalities were presented.

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