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Presence of colonization factor antigens on fresh isolates of fecal Escherichia coli: a prospective study.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Paediatrics.
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1985 (English)In: Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0022-1899, Vol. 152, no 6, 1128-33 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In Dhaka, Bangladesh, fresh isolates of Escherichia coli from 197 patients with diarrhea were investigated for production of enterotoxin and possession of colonization factor antigen (CFA) I or II. Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) was isolated from 34% of the patients, and of the 67 enterotoxin-positive strains, 75% carried CFAs. Among 68 healthy control persons no strains positive for both enterotoxin and CFA were found. The CFAs in general were restricted to certain serotypes of E. coli. In a subgroup of patients, part of an ongoing surveillance study, mixed infection was seen in 23% of those from whom recognized pathogens were identified. There was a tendency to more severe dehydration when the two virulence factors, enterotoxin and CFA, were simultaneously present.

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1985. Vol. 152, no 6, 1128-33 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45390PubMedID: 3934291OAI: diva2:429356
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