Letters Blood stained nappy

Escherichia coli O157 causes blood stained nappies

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5627 (Published 24 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5627
  1. Michael A Crilly, senior lecturer in clinical epidemiology1
  1. 1Polwarth Building, Aberdeen University Medical School, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
  1. mike.crilly{at}abdn.ac.uk

The clinical importance of also considering Escherichia coli O157 is not mentioned in the 10-minute consultation on the primary care management of a child with a “blood stained nappy and frequent loose stools.”1 This, even though infection occurs more commonly in children than adults …

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