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A Western blot (immunoblot) assay (WBA) for the detection of immunoglobulin G antibodies to Shiga toxins Stx2 and Stx1 in sera from 110 patients with enteropathic hemolytic-uremic syndrome (53 culture confirmed to have Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli [STEC] infection) and 110 age-matched controls was established by using a chemiluminescence detection(More)
Ninety-five household contacts (aged 2 months to 73 years) of patients with enteropathic hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) were investigated for the presence of immunoglobulin (Ig) G antibodies to Shiga toxins Stx2 and Stx1 by Western blot assay. Thirty-one percent of the household contacts and 19% of 327 controls had anti-Stx2 IgG (heavy and light chain [H +(More)
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