The role of Shigella spp., enteroinvasive Escherichia coli, and other enteropathogens as causes of childhood dysentery in Thailand.


Shigella spp. were isolated from 44%, Pleisomonas shigelloides from 22%, Campylobacter spp. from 16%, and Salmonella spp. from 10% of 200 Thai children with mucoid or bloody diarrhea. Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC) was identified by examining isolates of E. coli for plasmids larger than 120 megadaltons (MDa), by identifying E. coli with a virulence… (More)


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