Diarrhoea associated with heat-stable enterotoxin-producing strains of Escherichia coli.


Journal Article

Five patients who developed acute watery diarrhoea while travelling in Mexico in October, 1974, were found to have enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in their stool which produced heat-stable enterotoxin (S.T.) without producing heat-labile enterotoxin (L.T.). These S.T.-only E. coli, which have previously been described as causing diseases in animals, must now be regarded as pathogenic for humans as well.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sack, DA; Merson, MH; Wells, JG; Sack, RB; Morris, GK

Published Date

  • August 9, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 7928

Start / End Page

  • 239 - 241

PubMed ID

  • 49793

Pubmed Central ID

  • 49793

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-6736

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0140-6736(75)90958-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England