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A year-long study was performed to identify potential sources of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) within the homes of children with diarrhea in Bangkok. ETEC was identified in 8% (10 of 130) of the inhabitants of 42 homes with children with ETEC diarrhea and 6% (8 of 137) of their neighbors, but in only 2% (49 of 3077) of those individuals living in(More)
To determine the clinical and microbiologic features of Shigella and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC) infections, we investigated 410 children with diarrhea and 410 control children without diarrhea who were seen at Children's Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, from January to June 1985. Shigella spp. were isolated from 96 (23%) and EIEC were isolated from(More)
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) was isolated from 11% of 148 Hmong children under 1 year old with diarrhea at a refugee camp in northern Thailand. Of 16 children with EPEC-associated diarrhea, 11 were infected with EPEC that adhered to HeLa cells in a diffuse pattern, 3 were infected with EPEC that adhered to HeLa cells in a localized adherence(More)
Children with diarrhea admitted to a rehydration ward of a children's hospital in Bangkok were investigated to determine the prevalence of enteric pathogens, the extent of children's previous antibiotic therapy, and the frequency of plasmid-mediated antibiotic resistance among infecting bacteria. Rotavirus (36%), enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (18%),(More)
The DNA hybridisation technique to detect genes coding for Escherichia coli enterotoxin was used to identify enterotoxigenic E coli (ETEC) in homes of children with diarrhoea in Thailand. ETEC was found in 30 (14%) of 221 children with diarrhoea and in 9% (8/88) of their household contacts, 8% (8/101) of their neighbours, and 2% (32/1379) of inhabitants of(More)
Eighty-six percent (72 of 84) of heat-labile and heat-stable, none of 141 heat-labile, and 24% (27 of 111) heat-stable enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli isolates from Thailand aggregated in less than 1 M (NH4)2SO4, hemagglutinated human group A and bovine erythrocytes in 1% D-mannose, and possessed either colonization factor I or colonization factor II. No(More)
The percentage of Shigella and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) strains resistant to trimethoprim (TMP)-sulfamethoxazole isolated from children with diarrhea at the outpatient department of the Children's Hospital in Bangkok increased from 3 and 0%, respectively, in 1982 to 29% and 25% in 1986. One hundred thirty-nine Shigella and 22 ETEC strains(More)
A non-radioactive biotinylated DNA probe was constructed to detect Shigella and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC). Specimens were examined with the biotinylated probe after removing streptavidin-binding glycoproteins with proteinase K. Both biotinylated and radioactive probes detected 125 pg of target-cell DNA after hybridisation for 24 h and exposure(More)