The Role of Intestinal Bacteria in Acute Diarrheal Disease.
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TUFTS-NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL CENTER BOSTON MA
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Our studies provide evidence for at least 3 serologically distinct groups of surface antigens present on ETEC isolated from man. E. coli strains in each of the 3 serologic groups produce surface pili of identical size, mophology, and molecular weights. Antisera against these three pili types were used to test 106 strains of enterotoxigenic E. coli. isolated from humans, as well as non-toxigenic strains, normal fecal isolates of E. coli, and enterotoxigenic E. Coli strains isolated from animals.
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