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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