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Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli: Introduction

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli: Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) Currently, there are four recognized classes of enterovirulent E. coli (collectively referred to as the EEC ... more about Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli: Bacterial infection of the digestive system. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli is available below.

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Prognosis for Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli: The disease is usually self-limiting. In infants or debilitated elderly persons, appropriate electrolyte replacement therapy may be necessary. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book) ... the infection will end on its own and is rarely life-threatening. (Source: excerpt from Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC): DBMD)

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FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) Currently, there are four recognized classes of enterovirulent E. coli (collectively referred to as the EEC group) that cause gastroenteritis in humans. Among these are the enterotoxigenic (ETEC) strains. They comprise a relatively small proportion of the species and have been etiologically associated with diarrheal illness of all age groups from diverse global locations. The organism frequently causes diarrhea in infants in less developed countries and in visitors there from industrialized countries. The etiology of this cholera-like illness has been recognized for about 20 years. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC): DBMD (Excerpt)

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, or ETEC, is an important cause of bacterial diarrheal illness. Infection with ETEC is the leading cause of travelers' diarrhea and a major cause of diarrheal disease in underdeveloped nations, especially among children. ETEC is transmitted by food or water contaminated with animal or human feces. Although ETEC causes a significant amount of illness worldwide, the infection will end on its own and is rarely life-threatening. (Source: excerpt from Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC): DBMD)

 

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