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Volume 3, Number 3—September 1997

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Multidrug-Resistant Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli Associated with Persistent Diarrhea in Kenyan Children

W.K. Sang*, J.O. Oundo*, J.K. Mwituria*, P.G. Waiyaki*, M. Yoh, T. Iida, and T. Honda
Author affiliations: *Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya; and †Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

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Identification of enteric pathogens in children with diarrhea

Pathogens (number tested) Number Percentage (%)
Bacteria (862) 239 28.0
Escherichia coli
enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) 71 8.0
EAgg E. coli (ETEC) 4 0.5
enterotoxigenic E. coli 43 5.0
enterohemorrhagic E. coli 1 0.1
Salmonella spp. 63 7.3
Shigella spp. 56 6.5
Campylobacter spp. 42 4.9
Vibrio parahaemolyticus 4 0.5
Parasites (862) 109 12.6
Entamoeba histolytica 67 7.8
Giardia lamblia 42 4.9
Viruses (427)
Rotavirus 69 16.2

Mixed infections: ETEC/EPEC = 12, EPEC/Campylobacter = 8, Salmonella/ETEC = 7, Salmonella/EPEC = 3, Shigella/Campylobacter = 2, Vibrio/Shigella = 2, Shigella/Salmonella = 1, EPEC /Shigella = 6, ETEC/Shigella = 4.

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