Adhesive properties of enteropathogenicEscherichia coli isolated from infants with acute diarrhea in Africa

@article{Forestier1989AdhesivePO,
  title={Adhesive properties of enteropathogenicEscherichia coli isolated from infants with acute diarrhea in Africa},
  author={Christiane Forestier and Arlette Darfeuille-Michaud and E. Wasch and Chantal Rich and E A Petat and François Denis and Bernard Joly},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={1989},
  volume={8},
  pages={979-983}
}
The adhesive properties of 69 enteropathogenicEscherichia coli (EPEC) strains were studied. The strains were isolated from diarrheal stools of infants in Burundi, Africa, and identified by serotyping with 12 classical EPEC O serogroup antisera. A test for adhesion to HEp-2 cells revealed that 52 % of the strains showed localized adherence and 13 % diffuse adherence. Localized adherence phenotype was found in previously described serogroups O86, O111, O125, O127, O128 and O142; strains belonging… CONTINUE READING