Food poisoning (cont.)
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The bacteria produce a toxin that causes severe abdominal cramps and watery diarrhea that becomes bloody. Consumption of a very small dose can result in life-threatening illness in otherwise healthy people. Young children, a number of whom have died, and the elderly are especially vulnerable to a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome, marked by severe anemia and kidney failure, that may start 2 to 14 days after the first symptoms. Antibiotics, which may do more harm than good. There is no specific treatment to prevent hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Last Editorial Review: 4/27/2011 5:27:15 PM
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