Characteristics of a New Group of Enteropathogenic E. coli Producing Enterotoxin
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD
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A possibility of using a pulmonary model, more simple and accessible in comparison with other models, for detection of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and establishment in them of the capacity for production of a thermolabile toxin was shown. An enterotoxin, which caused intranasally infected albino mice serous-hemorrhagic edema of the lungs and subsequent death of the animals, was obtained. Enterotoxigenicity of cultures was confirmed on a model of an isolated loop of rabbit small intestine.