Volume 8, Number 8—August 2002
Hep-2–Adherent Escherichia coli Strains Associated with Acute Infantile Diarrhea, São Paulo, Brazil
|Adherence pattern, DNA probea||No. of infected children||p value|
|Aggregative adherence (AA)||20||3||<0.001|
|Localized adherence (LA)||17||0||<0.001|
|Localized adherence-like pattern (LAL)||6||2||0.279|
|Diffuse adherence (DA)||18||12||0.322|
aeae, gene encoding intimin, an outer membrane protein involved in the attaching of effacing lesions promoted by enteropathogenic E. coli; EAF, enteropathogenic E. coli adherence factor; daaC, gene associated with the biogenesis of F1845, a fimbrial adhesin involved in DA; +, positive.