vero cytotoxin

vero cytotoxin

a cell cytotoxin produced by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli that appears to contribute to the occurrence of hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Synonym(s): Shigalike toxin

ve·ro cy·to·tox·in

(ver'ō sī'tō-tok'sin)
A cell cytotoxin produced by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli that appears to contribute to the occurrence of hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Synonym(s): Shigalike toxin.
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coli known as Vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) and salmonella.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of immunoglobulin G antibodies to Escherichia coli Vero cytotoxin 1.
coli O157 Vero cytotoxin type 2, phage type 2 was isolated from 23 human cases and environmental animal fecal samples.
Two outbreaks of Vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli O157 infection associated with farms.
Guidelines for the control of infection with Vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli (VTEC).
Risk factors for and prevention of sporadic infections with Vero cytotoxin (shiga toxin) producing Escherichia coli O157.
Laboratories were asked to send all presumptive VTEC O157 isolates to the Laboratory of Enteric Pathogens, Central Public Health Laboratory, London, for confirmation, phage-typing, and Vero cytotoxin typing (8).
coli O157 isolate did not express Vero cytotoxin genes.
Strains of VTEC O157 can be differentiated rapidly by PT and Vero cytotoxin typing, although even from apparently sporadic cases a large number of isolates belonged to a few types, predominantly PT2/VT2 and PT49/VT2.
The incidence and sources of Vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli O157 in Wales and the English Borders [Ph.