Ask the Doctor
Questions about kidney disease? Risk factors? Signs and symptoms? Are you concerned about yourself, a friend or family member? Ask Dr. Spry.
New York, NY
September 22, 2006
Acute kidney failure is one of the more serious complications of E. coli, but if treated immediately, patients can have a full recovery. And so while garbage cans all over America fill up with leftover spinach leaves, the National Kidney Foundation fills in with information about Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a condition that can result from E. coli and cause acute kidney failure. If you notice the following symptoms within 24 hours of eating spinach, see a doctor immediately:
-paleness, loss of color in the skin
-loss of energy
The National Kidney Foundation provides a free fact sheet that can be accessed here.