Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli are not a significant cause of diarrhoea in hospitalised children in Kuwait

  title={Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli are not a significant cause of diarrhoea in hospitalised children in Kuwait},
  author={M. John Albert and Vincent Olubunmi Rotimi and Rita Dhar and Susan Silpikurian and Alexander S Pacsa and Abdul Majid Molla and Gyorgy Szucs},
  booktitle={BMC Microbiology},
The importance of diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) infections in the Arabian Gulf including Kuwait is not known. The prevalence of DEC (enterotoxigenic [ETEC], enteropathogenic [EPEC], enteroinvasive [EIEC], enterohemorrhagic [EHEC] and enteroaggregative [EAEC]) was studied in 537 children ≤ 5 years old hospitalised with acute diarrhoea and 113 matched controls from two hospitals during 2005–07 by PCR assays using E. coli colony pools. The prevalence of DEC varied from 0.75% for EHEC to 8… CONTINUE READING


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