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What sort of disorder is an e. Coli infection?
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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple
E. Coli is a gram negative bacterium which is frequently colonized in the GI tract, it can be associated with pathogenic infection causing serious GI type of infection, also implicated with urinary type infections and others.

In brief: Multiple
E. Coli is a gram negative bacterium which is frequently colonized in the GI tract, it can be associated with pathogenic infection causing serious GI type of infection, also implicated with urinary type infections and others.
Dr. Michael Silverman
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Bacterial infection
E.Coli is a bacteria commonly found in the human bowel.
There are a number of different types or strains and the bacteria is capable of exchanging genetic information with other microbes which can lead to problems with drug resistance. A variety of illnesses are possible including diarrhea, bladder/kidney infections, wound infections and blood poisoning(also called sepsis).

In brief: Bacterial infection
E.Coli is a bacteria commonly found in the human bowel.
There are a number of different types or strains and the bacteria is capable of exchanging genetic information with other microbes which can lead to problems with drug resistance. A variety of illnesses are possible including diarrhea, bladder/kidney infections, wound infections and blood poisoning(also called sepsis).
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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Serious...or not.
E. Coli (escherichia coli) is a type of bacteria (a rod shaped one which appears red when stained with gram's stain) which is found everywhere in both health and disease.
Specific types (strains) have different ability to cause disease. Infections with e coli can be urinary and simple, in the colon causing nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, or in the blood (very serious). Treat with antibiotics.

In brief: Serious...or not.
E. Coli (escherichia coli) is a type of bacteria (a rod shaped one which appears red when stained with gram's stain) which is found everywhere in both health and disease.
Specific types (strains) have different ability to cause disease. Infections with e coli can be urinary and simple, in the colon causing nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, or in the blood (very serious). Treat with antibiotics.
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