Microbiota That Affect Risk for Shigellosis in Children in Low-Income Countries

  title={Microbiota That Affect Risk for Shigellosis in Children in Low-Income Countries},
  author={Brianna R. Lindsay and Joe O Oundo and Md Anowar Hossain and Martin Antonio and Boubou Tamboura and Alan W Walker and Joseph N. Paulson and Julian Parkhill and Richard Omore and Abu S. G. Faruque and Suman Kumar Das and Usman Nurudeen Ikumapayi and M. M. Hassan Adeyemi and Doh Sanogo and Debasish Majumdar Saha and Samba Sow and Tamer Hashem Farag and Dilruba Nasrin and Shan Li and Sandra Panchalingam and Myron M. Levine and Karen L. Kotloff and Laurence S. Magder and Laura Hungerford and Halvor Sommerfelt and Mihai Pop and James P Nataro and Oscar Colin Stine},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Pathogens in the gastrointestinal tract exist within a vast population of microbes. We examined associations between pathogens and composition of gut microbiota as they relate to Shigella spp./enteroinvasive Escherichia coli infection. We analyzed 3,035 stool specimens (1,735 nondiarrheal and 1,300 moderate-to-severe diarrheal) from the Global Enteric Multicenter Study for 9 enteropathogens. Diarrheal specimens had a higher number of enteropathogens (diarrheal mean 1.4, nondiarrheal mean 0.95… CONTINUE READING


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