Genotypic characterization of enterotoxigenic escherichia coli strains causing traveler's diarrhea

Fulton P. Rivera, Anicia M. Medina, Edelweiss Aldasoro, Anna Sangil, Joaquim Gascon, Theresa J. Ochoa, Jordi Vila, Joaquim Ruiz

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Abstract

This study aims to characterize the presence of virulence factors of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) causing traveler's diarrhea. Among 52 ETEC isolates, the most common toxin type was STh, and the most frequent colonization factors (CFs) were CS21, CS6, and CS3. On the other hand, the nonclassical virulence factors EAST1 and EatA were frequently present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-635
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

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