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Volume 10, Number 5—May 2004

Research

Virulence Factors for Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Denmark1

Steen Ethelberg*Comments to Author , Katharina E. P. Olsen*, Flemming Scheutz*†, Charlotte Jensen*, Peter Schiellerup*, Jørgen Engberg*, Andreas Munk Petersen*, Bente Olesen*, Peter Gerner-Smidt*, and Kåre Mølbak*
Author affiliations: *Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark; †The World Health Organization International Escherichia Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Table 2

Number of isolates, instances of bloody diarrhea, virulence factors, and median age for O groups among 21 patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome

O group No. of isolates Bloody diarrhea eae- positive stx1-positive stx2-positive ehxA-positive Median age
O157 11 8 11 0 11 10 4
O 26 3 2 3 0 3 2 1
O111 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
O103 1 1 1 1 0 1 1
O121 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
O137 1 0 1 0 1 1 3
O145 1 1 1 0 1 1 2
O165 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
All 21 15 21 3 20 17 1

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1Presented in part at the VTEC2003, 5th International Symposium on “Shiga Toxin (Verocytotoxin) Producing Escherichia coli Infections,” Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2003 (abstract O-6).

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