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dc.contributor.authorRamos Moreno, Ana Carolina
dc.contributor.authorFernandes Filho, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorTardelli Gomes, Tania do Amaral [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorRamos, Sonia T. S.
dc.contributor.authorMontemor, Liana P. G.
dc.contributor.authorTavares, Vanessa C.
dc.contributor.authorSantos Filho, Lauro dos
dc.contributor.authorIrino, Kinue
dc.contributor.authorMartinez, Marina Baquerizo
dc.identifier.citationDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 66, n. 1, p. 50-57, 2010.
dc.description.abstractIn a study conducted in Joao Pessoa, northeast of Brazil, 2344 Escherichia coli isolated from 290 infants with diarrhea and 290 healthy matched controls were analyzed for virulence traits. Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC) was the most prevalent pathogen associated to acute diarrhea. Based on the results of colony blot hybridization, serotyping, and HEp-2 cell adherence assays, strains were separated in categories as typical enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) (1.7%), atypical EPEC (a-EPEC) (9.3%), EAEC (25%), enterotoxigenic E. coli (10%), and enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) (1.4%). No enterohemorrhagic E. coli strains were isolated. Other enteropathogens were found, including Salmonella (7.9%), Shigella spp. (4.1%), thermophilic Campylobacter spp. (2.4%), Giardia lamblia (9.3%), and Entamoeba histolytica (5.8%). All enteropathogens were associated with diarrhea (P < 0.01). However, the association was lower for EPEC and EIEC (P < 0.03). Different pathogens associated with diarrhea may have been changing in Brazil where EAEC and a-EPEC seem to be the most prevalent pathogens among them. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipArlinda Marques Pediatric Hospital
dc.description.sponsorshipCenter for Tropical Medicine at the Federal University of Paraiba, Paraiba, Brazil
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
dc.description.sponsorshipCoordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.
dc.relation.ispartofDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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dc.subjectEpidemiologic studyen
dc.subjectDiarrheagenic E. colien
dc.subjectAtypical EPECen
dc.titleEtiology of childhood diarrhea in the northeast of Brazil: significant emergent diarrheal pathogensen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Fed Paraiba
dc.contributor.institutionAdolfo Lutz Inst
dc.description.affiliationUniv São Paulo, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut, Dept Clin & Toxicol Anal, BR-05508900 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Microbiol Immunol & Parasitol, BR-04023062 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv São Paulo, Coll Med, Inst Crianca, BR-05403900 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Paraiba, BR-58059900 Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationAdolfo Lutz Inst, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Microbiol Immunol & Parasitol, BR-04023062 São Paulo, Brazil
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