Acute diarrhea due to enteropathogenic bacteria in patients at hospitals in Tehran.

  title={Acute diarrhea due to enteropathogenic bacteria in patients at hospitals in Tehran.},
  author={Fereshteh Jafari and Leila Shokrzadeh and Mohammad Hamidian and Siavash Salmanzadeh-Ahrabi and Mohammad Reza Zali},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={61 4},
During a study examining causes of diarrhea from May 2004 to May 2005, 808 stool specimens were collected from patients with acute diarrhea in Tehran. Fecal samples were cultured and identified according to the standard biochemical methods. Molecular identification of enteropathogens was carried out by amplification of their virulence genes by polymerase chain reaction. A total of 369 (45.6%) bacterial pathogens were recovered from 808 patients as follows: Shigella spp., 155 (45.6… CONTINUE READING
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