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What is Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection?

What is Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection?

  • Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection: A bacterial infection that results from ingesting contaminated food or water and results in diarrhea. It most often causes diarrhea in infants and travelers in underdeveloped countries where there is poor sanitation. Contaminated drinking water, soft cheese and raw vegetables are the main source of infection. Symptoms may vary from mild to severe. Enterotoxigenic refers to the fact that the bacteria produce toxins.

Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection: Introduction

Types of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection:

Broader types of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection:

How serious is Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection?

Complications of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection: see complications of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection

What causes Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection?

Causes of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection: see causes of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection

What are the symptoms of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection?

Symptoms of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection: see symptoms of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection

Complications of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection: see complications of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection

Onset of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection: within about 24 hours of ingestion of contaminated food or water

Can anyone else get Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection?

More information: see contagiousness of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection
Inheritance: see inheritance of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection

Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection.
Treatments for Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection: see treatments for Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection

Name and Aliases of Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection

Main name of condition: Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection

Other names or spellings for Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection:

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia Coli infection, ETEC

 

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