E. coli, Enterohemorrhagic/Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli (EHEC/STEC)

E. coli, Enterohemorrhagic/Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli (EHEC/STEC) is a topic covered in the Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

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Organism

E. coli, Enterohemorrhagic/Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli (EHEC/STEC)

Organism colonizes enterocytes of the large bowel and causes a characteristic attaching and effacing pathology. It produces Shiga toxin (Stx) 1 or 2, which inhibit protein synthesis.

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