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Can escherichia coli infection hurt babies?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: Even though esch coli is a normal inhabitant of the colon, it can cause infections in other organs, namely urinary tract, wounds, lungs and blood stream. Toxigenic strains of esch coli cause hemolytic uremic syndrome.

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