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Arch Dis Child. 2002 Oct;87(4):335-6.

Daily bowel movements and Escherichia coli O157 infection.

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Department of Neonatal Medicine, Osaka Medical Centre and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health, 840 Murodo-cho, Izumi, Osaka, 594-1101, Japan. kitajima@mch.pref.osaka.jp

Abstract

The usual bowel habits of 259 school age children before the large outbreak of E coli O157 infection in Sakai City in the summer of 1996 were investigated. A daily morning movement and/or frequent bowel movements may be a protective factor against infection, while being constipated contributed to a worsening of symptoms.

PMID:
12244014
PMCID:
PMC1763033
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