Enteroaggregative escherichia coli and Salmonella associated with nondysenteric persistent diarrhea

Maharaj K. Bhan, Vikram Khoshoo, Halvor Sommerfelt, Pushker Raj, Sunil Sazawal, Ranjana Srivastava

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A hospital-based case-control study including 92 children with diarrhea for longer than 14 days and 92 controls without gastrointestinal symptoms was performed to describe the association between the excretion of enteric pathogens and persistent diarrhea. In patients the most frequently isolated stool pathogens were enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (19.6%), nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. (17.4%), E. coli with diffuse adherence pattern (7.6%), G. lamblia (7.6%) and enterotoxigenic E. coli (5.4%). The excretion rates in patients were significantly greater than in controls only for nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. (P = 0.0006) and enteroaggregative E. coli (P = 0.016).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-502
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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