How is E. coli O157:H7 infection treated?
Most infections subside without treatment in 5-10 days. Antibiotics may not improve the course of disease, and may possibly lead to more complications. Anti-diarrheal drugs, such as loperamide (ImodiumĀ®), which interfere with the motility of the intestines, should be avoided. People with HUS may need blood transfusions and/or dialysis for kidney failure.
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