EHEC Therapy

actually: 3929 infected, 47 died;
more: on a cucumber in Magdeburg scientists found EHEC … http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2076280,00.html?xid=newsletter-europe-weekly

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The epidemic EHEC outbreak in Germany, beginning with hemorrhagic diarrhea and abdominal cramps – is very dangerous: The bacterium E. coli O157:H7 causes in combination with Shiga toxins the “hemolytic uremic syndrome” (HUS), in which the red blood cells are destroyed. At first the kidneys fail, then, much more dangerous, the brain is under attack. Therapy: maybe “Eculizumab” (Soliris), produced by Alexion, USA

In hemolytic uremic syndrome, toxins destroy r...

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related:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enteroh%C3%A4morrhagische_Escherichia_coli
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escherichia_coli_O157%3AH7
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escherichia_coli
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemolytic_uremic_syndrome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidney_dialysis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiga_toxin
ehec-shiga-toxin-zoonosis-pathogenesis
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