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multidrug enterotoxigenic E. coli and enterohemorrhagic in diarrhea

Fakhri Haghi, Habib Zeighami, Fahimeh Hajiahmadi, Hakimeh Khoshvaght, Marziyeh Bayat
Diarrhoea continues to be one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality among infants and children in developing countries. Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) is an emerging agent among pathogens that cause diarrhoea. Between March 2011 and January 2012, a total of 600 stool specimens from children younger than 5 years of age (450 with and 150 without diarrhoea) were investigated for enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC), enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) and enterotoxigenic E...
March 2014: Journal of Medical Microbiology
M John Albert, Vincent O Rotimi, Rita Dhar, Susan Silpikurian, Alexander S Pacsa, A Majid Molla, Gyorgy Szucs
BACKGROUND: The importance of diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) infections in the Arabian Gulf including Kuwait is not known. The prevalence of DEC (enterotoxigenic [ETEC], enteropathogenic [EPEC], enteroinvasive [EIEC], enterohemorrhagic [EHEC] and enteroaggregative [EAEC]) was studied in 537 children < or = 5 years old hospitalised with acute diarrhoea and 113 matched controls from two hospitals during 2005-07 by PCR assays using E. coli colony pools. RESULTS: The prevalence of DEC varied from 0...
2009: BMC Microbiology
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