Revista Española de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 1135-5727
MARGALL, Núria; DOMINGUEZ, Àngela; PRATS, Guillem and SALLERAS, Lluís. Enterohaemorragic Escherichia coli. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 1997, vol.71, n.5, pp. 437-443. ISSN 1135-5727. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1135-57271997000500002.
Groups of Escherichia coli enteropathogen are described, with special attention to Escherichia coli enterohaemorragic. Some serotypes of Escherichia coli vero citotoxin-producing are able to produce hemorrhagic enteritis, which can develop a complication with hemolityc uraemic syndrome. This complication is most frequent in children and has a high mortality rate. The transmission takes place via food and its capacity to cause epidemic outbreaks together with the seriousness of the complications caused by enteritys make this microorganism of great importance to Public Health. The epidemiology of this microorganism in Spain is reviewed.
Keywords : Enteritis; Escherichia coli; Enterohaemorragic; Verocytotoxin.