Renal Failure due to E Coli Infections - Gastrointestinal infection that caused by Escherichia coli(E coli)bacteria, commonly will caused the diarrhea stomach cramps at longest a week after consume the polluted food. But, at the plague case that cause by one of this E coli, sufferers can experience a rare renal complication, called hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is the renal failure that rare found. Usually this is only suffer 5-15% population, especially at child that get infection of E coli.
When we eat foods contaminated with E coli, in intestinal organisms will remove toxins and absorbed into the blood vessels are then carried by white blood cells (leucocytes) to the kidneys. This will cause acute renal impairment.
The impact is more fatal than the disease is damage to the brain, seizures, even coma. This disease can also cause complications in organ pancreas and other organs.
Meanwhile, specialist in internal medicine from Cipto Mangunkusumo, dr. Ari Fahrial Sp.PD-KGEH, explains, kidney failure due to bacterial infection may occur when a person experiences a very severe dehydration.
The initial symptoms that arise in patients infected with E. coli, said Ari, in general is severe diarrhea. As a result, the body is dehydrated which can lead to disruption of kidney function. In addition, other factors such as toxins or poisons that are released or produced by bacteria in the body can cause kidney failure.
No need to panic
Bacteria E coli infection for humans has a very broad impact. Mostly, this bacterial infection has a low mortality rate, but a high incidence rate.
Outbreaks of E coli in Europe, is thought to occur because of the habit of consuming raw vegetables such as cucumbers and salad. In fact, according to expert, bacteria in food would not have died simply by washing. "It is better cooked. Because if cooked properly at a certain temperature for example 80 degrees Celsius, will usually die, " Ari said
Ari gave the message that people in Indonesia do not need to panic or take part affected by the plague bacterium that hit parts of Europe. Because according to him, Indonesia had not had to import vegetables from the country.