Category Archives: Escherichia coli O157:H7 - Part 2

Escherichia coli O157:H7, other verotoxin-producing E coli and the hemolytic uremic syndrome in childhood: part 1

BACKGROUND AND NOMENCLATURE vtec are so named because of their ability to produce one or more exotoxins (VT-1, VT-2, VT-2 variant) that have cyto-pathic effects on vero cells (African green monkey kidney cells). vtec affect other cell lines as well. … Continue reading

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