Atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli as aetiologic agents of sporadic and outbreak-associated diarrhoea in Brazil.

@article{Vieira2016AtypicalEE,
  title={Atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli as aetiologic agents of sporadic and outbreak-associated diarrhoea in Brazil.},
  author={Melissa A Vieira and Lu{\'i}s Fernando Dos Santos and Regiane C B Dias and Carlos Henrique A Camargo and Sandra Regina Schincariol Pinheiro and T{\^a}nia A T Gomes and Rodrigo Tavanelli Hernandes},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={65 9},
  pages={998-1006}
}
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) are important agents of diarrhoea in industrialized as well as developing countries, such as Brazil. The hallmark of EPEC pathogenesis is the establishment of attaching and effacing lesions in enterocytes, in which pedestal-like structures are formed underneath adherent bacteria. EPEC are divided into two subgroups… CONTINUE READING