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Neutralising enterotoxin

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The verotoxin (Shiga toxin) of Shiga toxin producing organisms—such as Escherichia coli0157:H7, binds to specific carbohydrate containing receptors on intestinal epithelial cells and on renal and vascular endothelial cells. Treatment aimed at preventing this binding should be effective. Work in California (Adrienne W Paton et al. Nature Medicine2000;6:265–70; see also commentaryIbid: 257–8) may have …

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