E. coli infection

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What is E. coli infection?

Escherichia coli, or E. coli, are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and the gut of people and animals. However, some strains of E. coli may cause an infection, some symptoms include, diarrhea, cramping, nausea and vomiting.

Common symptoms reported by people with E. coli infection

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for E. coli infection

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Compare treatments taken by people with E. coli infection

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Who has E. coli infection on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 12 say E. coli infection is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 10
40s 2
50s 9
60s 11
70+ 8

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 8
Female 35

These charts show data from E. coli infection patients who have completed their condition history
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