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Volume 4, Number 4—December 1998

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Human Infections with Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Other Than Serogroup O157 in Germany

Lothar BeutinComments to Author , Sonja Zimmermann, and Kerstin Gleier
Author affiliations: Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

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Table 2

Age of patients and STEC type (eaeA)

No. of patients with STEC-isolate
Patient age (years)a eaeA-positive eaeA-negative
0-1 6 1
1-2 13 1
2-3 11 1
3-4 5 2
4-5 2 1
5-6 4 0
6-10 2 2
10-15 2 4
15-20 0 4
20-30 2 2
30-40 3 5
40-50 4 2
50-60 0 6
60-72 0 1
Total 54 31

aPatient's age was known in 85 cases. The youngest patient was 3 months of age; the oldest, 72 years of age.

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