Study finds link between E. coli exposure, diabetes

01/11/2012 |

Children with severe hemolytic uremic syndrome, a renal disease caused by E. coli O157:H7, who need dialysis face an increased risk of diabetes and develop diabetes at a faster pace, within 14 days of hospitalization, researchers found. A study in Diabetes Care of 44 children with HUS revealed that about one-third of those who survived the disease developed persistent diabetes.

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