What is the role of verotoxin in the etiology of bacterial gastroenteritis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Bonheur, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Verotoxin, which enterohemorrhagic E coli and Shigella species produce, causes systemic disorders such as seizures and hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). Other noninvasive bacteria adhere to the gut wall, causing inflammation.


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