A prospective study on Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in children with diarrhea in Paraná State, Brazil.

AIMS To examine stool specimens from children with diarrhea from Paraná State, southern Brazil, for presence of STEC. METHODS AND RESULTS A PCR screening assay for stx genes was used to examine a loopful of confluent colonies of 306 stool samples cultures. In six (1.96%) of them, DNA fragments of the expected size were observed, and the presence of stx… CONTINUE READING