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Keywords:

  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome;
  • restriction fragment length polymorphisms;
  • Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli

ABSTRACT

Using culture-independent technology, PCR-RFLP were used to identify and type STEC in the stool of a patient with HUS. Fecal PCR-RFLP patterns were identical to those of the STEC O157:H7 isolated from the patient.