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ID 13670
Eprint ID
13670
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Title Alternative
Duration of fecal shedding in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157
Author
Abstract
In June 1997, an outbreak of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 occurred at a hospital of Okayama City, Japan. E. coli O157 was isolated from 86 patients (40 males and 46 females). Ages ranged from 14 to 96 years old with a mean of 53 years old. All the infected patients (59 asymptomatic carriers) were investigated in this study. The median duration of shedding (from starting therapy), among the 83 patients who received antimicrobial therapy, was 6 days. This result has paticular importance for taking appropriate measures during outbreaks among adults who have other diseases. Other factors (age,sex,etc) that might have affected the duration of shedding were aiso investigated, but were not found to be influential. Among the infected patients, elderly people, females and patients who had other diseases became symptomatic, and in paticular, patients who had severe malignancy became symptomatic. All asymptomatic carriers received antimicrobial therapy and no newly affected cases and no side effects among those patients were observed. these results indicate that antimicrobial therapy for asymptomatic carriers in facilities that have a large number of susceptible people is useful.
Keywords
E. coli O 157
asymptomaic carrier
fecal shedding time
antibiotics
Note
原著
Published Date
2000-08-31
Publication Title
岡山医学会雑誌
Publication Title Alternative
Journal of Okayama Medical Association
Volume
volume112
Issue
issue3-8
Publisher
岡山医学会
Publisher Alternative
Okayama Medical Association
Start Page
75
End Page
84
ISSN
0030-1558
NCID
AN00032489
Content Type
Journal Article
Official Url
https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/joma1947/112/3-8/112_3-8_75/_article/-char/ja/
Related Url
http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/oma/index.html
language
日本語
Copyright Holders
岡山医学会
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publisher
Refereed
True
Eprints Journal Name
joma