Association of putative enteroaggregative Escherichia coli virulence genes and biofilm production in isolates from travelers to developing countries.

@article{Mohamed2007AssociationOP,
  title={Association of putative enteroaggregative Escherichia coli virulence genes and biofilm production in isolates from travelers to developing countries.},
  author={Jamal A. Mohamed and David B Huang and Z D Jiang and H L DuPont and James P Nataro and Jaime Belkind-Gerson and Pablo C Okhuysen},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={121-6}
}
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) is an emerging enteric pathogen that causes acute and chronic diarrhea among children, human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients, and travelers to developing regions of the world. The pathogenesis of EAEC strains involves the production of biofilm. In this study, we determined the association between presence of putative EAEC virulence genes and biofilm formation in 57 EAEC isolates (as defined by HEp-2 adherence) from travelers with diarrhea and… CONTINUE READING