enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli


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

strain of Escherichia coli that attaches to the duodenum or proximal small intestine mucosa, where it forms heat-stable and heat-labile toxins that activate adenylate cyclase, causing watery diarrhea. Responsible for 40-70% of traveler's diarrhea; chiefly waterborne in human feces. Most important cause of diarrhea among infants living in tropics.

enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)

a strain of E. coli that is a frequent cause of diarrhea in travelers. See also traveler's diarrhea.

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

(ETEC) (en'tĕr-ō-tok-si-jen'ik esh-ĕ-rik'ē-ă kō'lī)
Strain that attaches to the duodenum or proximal small intestine mucosa, where it forms heat-stable and heat-labile toxins that activate adenylate cyclase, causing wasting diarrhea. Responsible for 40-70% of traveler's diarrhea; chiefly water borne in human feces.

enterotoxigenic

producing, produced by, or pertaining to production of enterotoxin.

enterotoxigenic colibacillosis
see Escherichia colienterotoxemia. Called also enterotoxic colibacillosis.
enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
cause diarrhea due to attachment by specific fimbriae and production of enterotoxin see k88 antigen, k88 escherichia coli scours, k99 antigen.
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Passive protective effect of egg-yolk antibodies against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli [K88.
Analysis of incidence of infection with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in a prospective cohort study of infant diarrhea in Nicaragua.
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in developing countries: epidemiology, microbiology, clinical features, treatment, and prevention.
Comparative analyses of phenotypic and genotypic methods for detection of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli toxins and colonization factors.
Transcutaneous immunization using colonization factor and heat-labile enterotoxin induces correlates of protective immunity for enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.
Colonization factors of human enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC).
Colonization of the small intestine of weaned pigs by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli that lack known colonization factors.
ABSTRACT : In 2004, Jorgensen and coworkers proposed the MUC4 gene as a candidate gene of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) F4ab/ac receptor in piglets and a mutation of G [right arrow] C in intron 7 of MUC4 was identified to be associated with the ETEC F4ab/ac adhesion phenotypes.
Epidemiology of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli diarrhea in a pediatric cohort in a periurban area of lower Egypt.
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is one of the most common causes of acute watery diarrhea among children and adults in the developing world, causing [approximately equal to] 400 million diarrheal episodes and 380,000 deaths in children <5 years of age every year (1).
Co-infection of cholera patients with additional pathogens has focused on enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC); 13% of cholera patients in Bangladesh are co-infected with ETEC (13).