Frequency of Shiga Toxin-Producing Genes of Escherichia Coli Isolated from Diarrheic Stools of Iranian Children by PCR


OBJECTIVE Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) is a pathogenic E. coli that may cause hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) after diarrheal disease through Shiga toxins. Management of the patients with STEC infection is different from that of other diarrheal diseases due to increase in frequency of HUS after antibiotic administration. Few studies were conducted… (More)


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