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J Trop Pediatr. 2014 Oct;60(5):397-400. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmu034. Epub 2014 Aug 13.

The epidemiological and clinical characteristics of diarrhea associated with enteropathogenic, enteroaggregative and diffuse-adherent Escherichia coli in Egyptian children.

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1
Research Science Directorate, US Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, Cairo, Egypt salwa.fouad.eg@med.navy.mil.
2
Research Science Directorate, US Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, Cairo, Egypt.

Abstract

A total of 220 enteroadherent Escherichia coli were identified from 729 Egyptian children with diarrhea using the HEp-2 adherence assay. Enteropathogenic E.coli (EPEC = 38) was common among children <6 months old and provoked vomiting, while diffuse-adhering E.coli (DAEC = 109) induced diarrheal episodes of short duration, and enteroaggregative E.coli (EAEC = 73) induced mild non-persistent diarrhea. These results suggest that EPEC is associated with infantile diarrhea in Egyptian children.

KEYWORDS:

Egypt; diarrhea; diffuse-adherent E.coli; enteroaggregative E.coli; enteropathogenic E.coli

PMID:
25122630
DOI:
10.1093/tropej/fmu034
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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