A Novel and Potentially Valuable Exposure Measure: Escherichia coli in Oral Cavity and its Association with Child DayCare Center Attendance

A Novel and Potentially Valuable Exposure Measure: Escherichia coli in Oral Cavity and its Association with Child DayCare Center Attendance

Author Oliveira, Ageane Monteiro Google Scholar
Morais, Mauro Batista de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Morais, Tania Beninga Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Univ Oeste Paulista
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract This study investigated the occurrence of Escherichia coli, an indicator of fecal contamination, in saliva samples from 141 children up to 36 months old, 53 not attending and 88 attending a child daycare center after exposure to a public daycare center and home environments. Two samples from each child were collected on the same day at 07:00 and 15:00 h and plated on MacConkey agar for identification. Samples E. coli negative in the morning and positive in the afternoon were statistically associated with the condition of the child attending daycare center (Odds ratio = 2.72; 95% confidence interval = 1.15/6.46). Exposure to the daycare center environment favored the potential risk of transmission of enteropathogens, as demonstrated by the presence of E. coli in saliva. the method proved to be easy to sample, non-invasive and feasible in young children. the findings suggest a novel and potentially valuable exposure measure.
Keywords child daycare centers
Escherichia coli
infant
saliva
child preschool
Language English
Date 2012-12-01
Published in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. Oxford: Oxford Univ Press, v. 58, n. 6, p. 517-520, 2012.
ISSN 0142-6338 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Oxford Univ Press
Extent 517-520
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fms025
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000311904600019
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/35585

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