Molecular characterization of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli isolates recovered from children with diarrhea during a 4-year period (2007 to 2010) in Bolivia.

@article{Gonzales2013MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli isolates recovered from children with diarrhea during a 4-year period (2007 to 2010) in Bolivia.},
  author={Lucia Gonzales and Samanta S{\'a}nchez and Silvia Zambrana and Volga I{\~n}iguez and Gudrun Wiklund and A M Svennerholm and {\AA}sa Sj{\"o}ling},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={1219-25}
}
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is an important cause of childhood diarrhea. This study aimed to characterize ETEC strains isolated from Bolivian children aged <5 years according to enterotoxin profile, colonization factors (CFs), suggested virulence genes, and severity of disease. A total of 299 ETEC isolates recovered from children with diarrhea and 55 ETEC isolates from children without diarrhea (controls) were isolated over a period of 4 years. Strains expressing heat-labile toxin… CONTINUE READING
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