Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in patients with diarrhoea in Switzerland

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_924EB556041D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in patients with diarrhoea in Switzerland
Périodique
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Auteur(s)
Schmid  H., Burnens  A. P., Baumgartner  A., Boerlin  P., Bille  J., Liassine  N., Friderich  P., Breer  C.
ISSN
0934-9723
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
11/2002
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Numéro
11
Pages
810-3
Notes
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't --- Old month value: Nov
Résumé
The present study was conducted between October 1996 and October 1998 to estimate the frequency of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli among outpatients with diarrhoea in Switzerland. Among 3,041 subjects studied, 16 (0.5%) verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli infections were identified. Eleven cases were in infants and children </= 6 years of age. In 15 cases, a verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli strain was isolated. These strains belonged to 11 different serotypes, and only two were serogroup O157. In five cases, the infection was probably acquired outside Switzerland. Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli apparently play a minor role in the aetiology of diarrhoeal disease in adult outpatients in Switzerland, but they are important pathogens in preschool children in whom the most severe symptoms are observed.
Mots-clé
Adult Age Distribution Aged Aged, 80 and over Child Child, Preschool Cohort Studies Diarrhea/*epidemiology/*microbiology Enterotoxins/analysis/*metabolism Escherichia coli/isolation & purification/*metabolism Escherichia coli Infections/diagnosis/*epidemiology Female Humans Immunoenzyme Techniques Incidence Infant Male Middle Aged Risk Factors Sex Distribution Switzerland/epidemiology
Pubmed
Web of science
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11/02/2008 13:40
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