Navigation Links
Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.

The strain of bacteria known as E. coli 0157:H7 causes some of the most serious digestive infections in both children and adults. Infections with this organism are often caused by eating undercooked meat. A major study shows using antibiotics to treat children with E. coli bacterial infection increases the risk of developing a potentially deadly liver disorder.

"Our data suggests that antibiotics are not only not helpful, but are potentially harmful in children with diarrhea caused by E. coli 0157," says study co-author, Dr. Phillip Tarr, of the Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center and the University of Washington in Seattle.

Children infected with E. coli develop both a very mild illness or severe bloody diarrhea. Infection can also lead to hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS),a condition leading to red blood cell breakdown.HUS is one of the leading causes of acute liver failure in young children.The study examined children with diarrhea caused by E. coli and found 56% of the children who were given antibiotics developed HUS compared to just 8% of those who were not treated with antibiotics.

On the basis of this study it should be made a practice to prescribe antibiotics only after the stool tests confirm that E.Coli is not the cause of the illness.

According to the CDC, children and adults can prevent the spread of E. coli infection by taking the following steps:

>> Practice good hygiene and wash hands carefully.

>> Make sure all meats, especially hamburger, is thoroughly cooked to well doneness.

>> Keep children with diarrhea or loose stools out of child care facilities until their diarrhea is resolved.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli
2. Antibiotics Helps Autism
3. Antibiotics losing their power against acne
4. Antibiotics help heart patients
5. Antibiotics May Help Prevent Strokes
6. ICU Survival can be improved by Antibiotic use
7. Antibiotics Found To Increase The Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer
8. Antibiotics Overload For Kids Questioned
9. The Use Of Antibiotics Questioned
10. The Dangers Of Prescribing Antibiotics
11. Eliminating Eye Infection With Antibiotics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... Surgery Education and Anzu®, developers of the AnzuMedical™ Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration ... Collaborative Residency Network. The platform is scheduled to launch in July 2016 and ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... has been named a Top Doc in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by Philadelphia ... Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. by randomly surveying physicians and medical leadership across the ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Starting today, households across the United States ... Prescription Assistance Program. They are customized to reflect the specific health needs of ... ready-to-use, state-themed card and, in the near future, material that highlights savings on ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... , ... North Hollywood dentist , Dr. Hamid Reza, now offers emergency ... comes to dental accidents or critical dental problems. These issues can threaten a person's ... knocked-out teeth, chipped teeth, and many other issues can lead to emergency situations, and ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2016 , ... For many, a diet is only ... crave it if it does not look good. In addition, an individual cannot deny the ... well. , The team, therefore, has worked to create a product range that could ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016 , Net Sales of $1.90 billion ... the prior year period, and an increase of 1.2% on ... EPS for the first quarter were $0.52 reported, a decrease ... an increase of 29.9% over the prior year period ... guidance for 2016 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 TapImmune,Inc. ... of innovative peptide and gene-based immunotherapeutics and vaccines for the ... be presenting at the 3rd Annual Growth Capital Expo ... th , 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.  ... on Wednesday, May 4 th by Dr. John ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... --   , Total Sales ... Sales  Clinical sales grow 16% year-over-year  , ... OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal laser ... quarter ended March 31, 2016 and provided an update ... strategy. First Quarter 2016 Revenue Results by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: