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Prevalence of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Strains Harboring the Longus Pilus Gene in Brazil

By Lucilia S. Nishimura, Jorge A. Girón, Solange L. Nunes and Beatriz E. C. Guth


The longus type IV pilus gene (lngA) was highly prevalent (32.8%) among Brazilian enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strains producing both heat-labile and heat-stable enterotoxins and bearing the CFA/I, CS1CS3, or CS6 antigen. Furthermore, lngA was more often found in strains isolated from children with diarrhea than in strains isolated from children without diarrhea

Topics: Epidemiology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 2002
DOI identifier: 10.1128/JCM.40.7.2606-2608.2002
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Provided by: PubMed Central
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