enteropathogenic Escherichia coli


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en·ter·o·path·o·gen·ic Esch·e·rich·i·a co·li (EPEC),

strain of Escherichia coli in which organisms adhere to small bowel mucosa and produce characteristic changes in the microvilli. This strain produces symptomatic, sometimes serious, gastrointestinal illnesses, especially severe in neonates and young children; typically it produces two toxins, one of which is heat labile, resembling that produced by Vibrio cholerae, the other heat stable.

en·ter·o·path·o·gen·ic Esch·e·rich·i·a co·li

(EPEC) (en'tĕr-ō-path'ŏ-jen'ik esh-ĕ-rik'ē-ă kō'lī)
Organisms that adhere to small bowel mucosa and produce characteristic changes in the microvilli. This strain produces symptomatic, sometimes serious, gastrointestinal illnesses, especially severe in neonates and young children; typically produces toxins.

enteropathogenic Escherichia coli

Abbreviation: EPEC
A type of E. coli that produces infantile diarrhea, esp. in developing countries.

enteropathogenic

having pathogenicity for the intestine.

enteropathogenic Escherichia coli
strains of E. coli which cause enteritis by close association with enteric cells. Includes attaching and effacing E. coli.
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