Bacterial ileocecitis caused by escherichia coli O157:H7

Phillip I. Tarr, Edward Weinberger, Edwin I. Hatch, Dennis L. Christie

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Escherichia coli 0157:H7 is most commonly linked to hemorrhagic colitis and the hemolytic uremic syndrome. Diagnostic ultrasound was used to demonstrate terminal ileum abnormalities suggestive of bacterial ileocecitis, a recently described entity that resembles acute appendicitis, in a patient whose stool culture yielded E. coli O157:H57. This case extends the spectrum of disease caused by E. coli O157:H7 and expands the number of organisms that can cause bacterial ileocecitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-263
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1992


  • Bacterial ileocecitis
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Escherichia coli 0157:H7
  • Hemorrhagic colitis


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