Orn-Anong Ratchtrachenchai

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Escherichia coli isolates (n=2629) were collected between 1996 and 2000 from 2100 Thai children less than 12 years of age with acute diarrhoea. Enterotoxigenic (ETEC), enteroinvasive (EIEC), Shiga-toxin-producing (STEC), enteropathogenic (EPEC) and enteroaggregative (EAEC) E. coli were identified by their virulence marker profiles, as determined by(More)
We developed a rapid genetic approach for screening bfpA variants of enteropathogenic E. coli(EPEC) using a heteroduplex mobility assay (HMA). A total of 204 human EPEC strains were isolated in Thailand and Japan. Of 34 bfpA-positive EPEC strains, bfpA variants were classified into 5 HMA-types. Different HMA-types were found in EPEC of the same serotypes.(More)
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) strains produce a bundle-forming pilus (BFP) that mediates localized adherence (LA) to intestinal epithelial cells. The major structural subunit of the BFP is bundlin, which is encoded by the bfpA gene located on a large EAF plasmid. The perA gene has been shown to activate genes within the bfp operon. We analyzed(More)
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAggEC) are an important cause of diarrhea. Four types of AAF have been identified; however, their prevalence and association with virulence properties remain unclear. E. coli strains carrying the aggR gene as EAggEC that were isolated in Japan and Thailand (n = 90) were examined for AAF subunit genes, two toxin genes(More)
Aeromonas hydrophila, a widely distributed human pathogen causing a variety of diseases, can be isolated from clinical and environmental sources. Analysis in Thailand of 110 isolates of Aeromonas hydrophila by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA-PCR (RAPD-PCR) revealed one specific RAPD pattern group (G) that was associated only with strains from(More)
Four categories of 186 ready-to-eat food samples in Khon Kaen municipality, Thailand, were collected and investigated for fecal contamination by enumeration of Escherichia coli using the most probable number (MPN) method. Then, the E. coli isolates were presumptively identified as diarrheagenic E. coil by agglutinating with polyvalent O-antisera and(More)
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