Traditional enteropathogenic Escherichia coli of infantile diarrhea.

  title={Traditional enteropathogenic Escherichia coli of infantile diarrhea.},
  author={Roy M Robins-Browne},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={9 1},
First described in 1885, Escherichia coli gradually emerged as a cause of infantile diarrhea. Currently, four pathogenic categories of diarrheagenic E. coli are recognized: enteropathogenic (EPEC), enterotoxigenic (ETEC), enteroinvasive (EIEC), and enterohemorrhagic (EHEC). Of these, ETEC and EPEC are important causes of pediatric diarrhea, especially in developing countries. ETEC strains are characterized by their production of well-defined heat-labile or heat-stable enterotoxins. In the… CONTINUE READING


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