The relationship between differential susceptibility to hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) and levels of globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) in serum was studied in patients infected with verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC). The serum Gb3 levels in patients with HUS were lower than these in diarrheal patients without subsequent HUS or in patients without clinical symptoms, indicating that individuals with a lower content of serum Gb3 show a higher incidence of HUS following VTEC infection.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)