Urinary escherichia coli infection presenting with jaundice

Levente Emödy, Lenke Molnár, Miklós Kellermayer, Mária Paál, Torkel Wadström

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Abstract

A 53-year-old man with lupus erythematosus (LE) developed an acute hemolytic crisis. Alpha-hemolytic Escherichia coli were isolated from the patient's urine and feces, and high liter anti-alpha-hemolytic antibodies appeared in his serum. The hemolytic crisis could be controlled by specific antibiotic treatment of the urinary tract infection. It is assumed that the patient's basic disease-and the steroid therapy applied-facilitated the progression of the urinary tract infection, and before starting with adequate antibiotic treatment his erythrocytes must have been subjected to the effect of massive amounts of alpha-hemolysin. The idea that alpha-hemolysin might contribute to the development of severe hemolysis in man is discussed. It is also assumed that harbouring alpha-hemolytic E. coli in the gut may represent a special risk for the immunocompromised host.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-582
Number of pages4
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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Escherichia coli Infections
Jaundice
Hemolysin Proteins
Urinary Tract Infections
Escherichia coli
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Immunocompromised Host
Hemolysis
Feces
Therapeutics
Erythrocytes
Steroids
Urine
Antibodies
Serum

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology

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Urinary escherichia coli infection presenting with jaundice. / Emödy, Levente; Molnár, Lenke; Kellermayer, Miklós; Paál, Mária; Wadström, Torkel.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 21, No. 5, 1989, p. 579-582.

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Emödy, Levente ; Molnár, Lenke ; Kellermayer, Miklós ; Paál, Mária ; Wadström, Torkel. / Urinary escherichia coli infection presenting with jaundice. In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1989 ; Vol. 21, No. 5. pp. 579-582.
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