Letters Bloody diarrhoea

Test early for verotoxin producing Escherichia coli

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39583.767766.3A (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1147
  1. Roland L Salmon, consultant epidemiologist,
  2. Meirion R Evans,
  3. Brendan W Mason,
  4. Dirk Werber
  1. 1National Public Health Service for Wales, Temple of Peace and Health, Cardiff CF10 3NW
  2. 2Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
  1. roland.salmon{at}nphs.wales.nhs.uk

    Murphy’s article on the management of bloody diarrhoea in children in primary care (and indeed his interests, judging from his reference 1) seems to be orientated towards the early diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.1 Some of his recommendations, however, particularly figure 1, should therefore be expanded so as not to be problematic for the management of infection, in general, and verotoxin producing …

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