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PathogenicEscherichia coli: A new etiology for acute ileitis in children

Authors
Journal
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
0022-3468
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0022-3468(89)80542-1
Keywords
  • Ileitis
  • Acute
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Acute ileitis in children is frequently diagnosed at the time of laparotomy for acute abdominal pain and is usually due to inflammatory bowell disease, Yersinia, or Campylobacter infections. We report a case in which a pathogenic strain of Escherichia coli was responsible for the disease. The diagnosis, microbiology, and epidemiology are discussed.

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