Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) strains enter and survive within cultured intestinal epithelial cells.

@article{Pereira2008EnteroaggregativeEC,
  title={Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) strains enter and survive within cultured intestinal epithelial cells.},
  author={Ana Claudia Machado Pereira and Jonas D Britto-Filho and Jorge Jos{\'e} de Carvalho and Mar{\'i}a de Luna and Ana Cl{\'a}udia de Paula Rosa},
  journal={Microbial pathogenesis},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 5-6},
  pages={310-4}
}
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) is an emerging pathogen associated to cases of acute or persistent diarrhea in children and adults from developed and developing countries. These microorganisms also have been isolated from human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. EAEC exhibits aggregative adherence (AA) in HEp-2 cells. This pattern is characterized by the production of bacteria aggregates adhered to monolayer cultured cells with a "stacked brick" phenotype. The AA pattern is… CONTINUE READING