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Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 Mar-Apr;6(2):171-4.

Bacteroides fragilis enterotoxin gene sequences in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

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University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA.

Abstract

We identified enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis in stool specimens of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and other gastrointestinal disorders. The organism was detected in 11 (13.2%) of 83 patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Of 57 patients with active disease, 19.3% were toxin positive; none of those with inactive disease had specimens positive for enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis gene sequences.

PMID:
10756151
PMCID:
PMC2640860
DOI:
10.3201/eid0602.000210
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