E. coli: Escherichia coli 0157:H7, E. coli 0157:H7 (cont.)
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What are the symptoms of E. coli 0157:H7 infection?
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The usual initial symptoms include
Severe infections can cause symptoms that are more serious such as
However, the majority of affected individuals (usually children under 5 years of age and the elderly) do not develop severe infections, but develop symptoms between 3 and 5 days after ingesting contaminated food or fluid. Some develop the usual symptoms between 1 to 10 days.
The majority of affected individuals resolve the infection without antibiotics in about 5 to 7 days after the onset of symptoms. However, some people (about 10%) develop complications with severe infections (see complications section listed below) and require hospitalization.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/6/2015
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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