Disease due to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in Bangladeshi adults: clinical aspects and a controlled trial of tetracycline.

@article{Merson1980DiseaseDT,
  title={Disease due to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in Bangladeshi adults: clinical aspects and a controlled trial of tetracycline.},
  author={Michael H. Merson and Richard Bradley Sack and Saleem Islam and G Saklayen and Nighat Huda and Ikramul Huq and A W Zulich and Robert Yolken and Albert Z. Kapikian},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1980},
  volume={141 6},
  pages={702-11}
}
The clinical characteristics of disease due to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) were determined in 88 adult males admitted to a hospital in Dacca, Bangladesh, with moderate to severe dehydration. Persons infected with ETEC strains producing both heat-labile toxin (LT) and heat-stable (ST) toxin had more dehydration and acidosis, longer duration of illness, and greater stool volume than persons infected with strains producing only ST. Tetracycline therapy, evaluated in 63 cases, resulted… CONTINUE READING

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