E Coli

Sites

  • Common cause of urinary tract infections (bladder, prostate, kidney)
  • Enteritis (traveler's diarrhea)
  • Intra-abdominal abscess/infection (appendicitis, diverticulitis, other)
  • Wound infections, lungs, other for hospitalized, intubated, and/or compromised patients

Etiology

  • Gram negative rod

Symptoms

  • GU: frequency, urgency, dysuria, hematuria
  • GI: traveler's diarrhea--> abdominal discomfort, cramps, diarrhea
  • Gall bladder/biliary tree--> RUQ pain, n, v, fever
  • Intra-adbominal abscess/infxn--> abdominal pain, n, v, fever