[Serological assay for diagnosis of verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) infection in the patients with diarrhea].

A total of 239 serum samples from 136 persons were used for bacterial agglutination assay (BA) against predominant three O-antigens of VTEC. All VTEC isolates from stools of 30 patients were only O157:H7 serotype (these patients are called group I). The levels of positive BA antibody titers (over 1:160) to O157-antigen were recognized in each patients as… CONTINUE READING