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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 95, No. s1, 2000, pp. 95-97
Bioline Code: oc00165
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 95, No. s1, 2000, pp. 95-97

 en Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli - An Overview
Beatriz Ernestina Cabilio Guth

Abstract

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli is an important cause of traveler's diarrhea and diarrheal illnesses in children in the developing world. In this presentation we will focus on the main virulence attributes of this pathogenic category of E. coli, and discuss the evolution of studies conducted in our laboratory.

Keywords
enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, virulence factors, enterotoxins, adhesins

 
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