DIARRHŒA ASSOCIATED WITH HEAT-STABLE ENTEROTOXIN-PRODUCING STRAINS OF ESCHERICHIA COLI

David A. Sack, Joy G. Wells, Michael H. Merson, R. Bradley Sack, George K. Morris

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Abstract

Five patients who developed acute watery diarrhœa while travelling in Mexico in October, 1974, were found to have enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in their stool which produced heat-stable enterotoxin (S.T.) without producing heat-labile enterotoxin (L.T.). These S.T.-only E. coli,which have previously been described as causing diseases in animals, must now be regarded as pathogenic for humans as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-241
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet
Volume306
Issue number7928
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 9 1975

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