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.

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.
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