Heat-stable enterotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O169:H41 in Japan.

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To the Editor: Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) cause diarrhea by producing either a heatlabile enterotoxin, a heat-stable enterotoxin (ST), or both. Consequently, ETEC can be identified either by detecting the enterotoxin in the culture fluid by immunologic assays or by detecting enterotoxin-coding genes with DNA probes or polymerase chain reaction… (More)

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