Colon non tumor
Infectious colitis (specific microorganisms)
Escherichia coli

Author: Lili Lee, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 9 January 2017, last major update September 2013

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PubMed search: Escherichia coli [title] colon NOT tumor

Related topics: Enteroaggregative, Enterohemorrhagic, Enteroinvasive, Enteropathogenic, Enterotoxigenic
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Definition / general
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Definition / general
  • Gram negative, facultative anaerobic bacilli
  • Well described strains include: diffusely adherent, enteroaggregative, enterohemorrhagic, enteroinvasive, enteropathogenic, enterotoxogenic
  • Their relative importance is: enterohemorrhagic > enterotoxogenic > enteroinvasive > enteropathogenic > enteroaggregative
  • Cause gastroenteritis (via various distinct mechanisms), urinary tract infections (common cause); also sepsis, neonatal meningitis, pneumonia in immunocompromised