Association of cytolethal distending toxin locus cdtB with enteropathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from patients with acute diarrhea in Calcutta, India.

Among Escherichia coli strains isolated from stool specimens from patients with acute diarrhea, 1.4% were found to harbor cdtB by use of enrichment cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) PCR. These isolates were identified as being enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC). In a retrospective study using a probe hybridization assay, 6 of 138 EPEC strains were found to… CONTINUE READING