Search for dissertations about: "VTEC"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the word VTEC.

  1. 1. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, EHEC.Microbiological diagnosis, characterisation and clinical bacteriological aspects

    Author : Christina Welinder-Olsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Escherichia coli; EHEC; VTEC; verocytotoxin; PFGE; EHEC-hemolysin; aerobactin; diarrhoea; HUS;

    Abstract : Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) constitutes a group of E. coli that in the past two decades has been the cause of several outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease. The microorganism causes hemorrhagic colitis (HC) and haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in 5-10% of the patients, 30% of the HUS patients develop remaining kidney injuries. READ MORE

  2. 2. Transmission and dynamics of VTEC O157:H7 : a story about the complex associations between pathogen, host and environment

    Author : Lena-Mari Tamminen; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7 (VTEC O157:H7), is a zoonotic pathogen often transmitted from cattle to humans. In Sweden, domestic transmission of a highly virulent subtype of VTEC O157:H7, originating in regional clusters of infected cattle farms, is increasing. READ MORE

  3. 3. Studies on verotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157 in Swedish cattle : from sampling to disease spread modelling

    Author : Stefan Widgren; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; NATURAL SCIENCES; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 (VTEC O157) is an important zoonotic pathogen capable of causing infections in humans, sometimes with severe symptoms such as hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Cattle are considered to be the main reservoir of the bacterium. READ MORE

  4. 4. Verotoxinogenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Swedish cattle and pigs

    Author : Erik Eriksson; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Verotoxinogenic E. coli O157:H7 (VTEC O157:H7) can cause severe disease in humans, with bloody diarrhea and complications such as haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and even death. Animals carry VTEC O157:H7 asymptomatically. READ MORE

  5. 5. Molecular epidemiology of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157:H7

    Author : Robert Söderlund; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC) O157:H7 is a zoonotic disease agent with asymptomatic ruminants such as cattle and sheep as reservoir hosts. Infection in humans can cause bloody diarrhoea with occasionally fatal complications such as haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS), particularly in children. READ MORE