Etiology of acute diarrhea in children and adults in Tunis, Tunisia, with emphasis on diarrheagenic Escherichia coli: prevalence, phenotyping, and molecular epidemiology.

@article{AlGallas2007EtiologyOA,
  title={Etiology of acute diarrhea in children and adults in Tunis, Tunisia, with emphasis on diarrheagenic Escherichia coli: prevalence, phenotyping, and molecular epidemiology.},
  author={Nazek Al-Gallas and Olfa Bahri and Aida Bouratbeen and Assia Ben Haasen and Ridha Ben Aissa},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={571-82}
}
A total of 271 stool specimens were collected from children (diarrheagenic, n = 115 and control, n = 54) and adults (diarrheagenic, n = 73 and control, n = 29) from Tunis, Tunisia, and processed to detect bacterial enteropathogens, parasites, and viruses. Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) were identified by their virulence genes (polymerase chain reaction) and adherence patterns (tissue culture assays). The most frequently isolated enteric pathogens from diarrheagenic children were… CONTINUE READING

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