About the book
Escherichia coli (E. coli) comprises a highly diverse group of Gram-negative bacteria and is a common member of the intestinal microflora of humans and animals. Urinary tract infections (UTI) are considered as one of the main causes of morbidity, worldwide and uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC), is the etiological agent associated with these infections. The long-term use of antibiotics induces an increase of antimicrobial resistance and adverse drug reactions.
The Shiga toxin-producing (E.coli 0157-H7) was first isolated in 1982. It has become an important food and waterborne pathogen, that causes hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) in humans. Is mainly transmitted by oral route after consumption of contaminated, undercooked foods or liquids, and also from person to person, through fecal shedding, accounting until 11% of the total infections.
The authors will describe all the clinical problems related to E coli infections and the best way to solve and prevent in every situation