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Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003

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Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli Serotype O126:H27, Israel

Gila Shazberg*, Moshe Wolk†1Comments to Author , Herbert Schmidt‡, Iancu Sechter†, Giora Gottesman§, and Dan Miron¶
Author affiliations: *Bikur Cholim Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel; †Ministry of Health Central Laboratories, Jerusalem, Israel; ‡Carl Gustav Carus Technische Universitaet, Dresden, Germany; §Meir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Israel; ¶Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel; 1Drs. Shazberg and Wolk contributed equally to this paper.

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Table 1

Bacteriologic parameters and clinical signs of children with Escherichia coli 0126:H27a

No. Age (mo) EAEC-PCR Phage sensitivity ST Diarrhea (days) Dehydration IV fluid Vomit Fever Concomitant
clinical findings
1
6
+
+
-
+ (12)
+
+
+
+ 39

2
1.5
+
+
-
+ (40)
+
+
-
-
Malabsorption, prolonged diarrhea
3
5
+
+
-
+ (4)
+
+
+
+ 40

4
2
+
+
-
+ (4)
+
+
+
-

5
15
+
+
-
+ (2)
+
+
+
+ 40

6
21
+
+
-
+ (4)
+
+
+
+ 39
Tonsillitis
7
18
+
+
-
+ (1)
-
-
-
-

8
16
+
+
-
+(9)
+
+
-
+39
Otitis
9
11
+
+
-
+ (8)
+
+
-
+40
Tonsillitis
10
16
+
+
-
+ (9)
+
+
+
+40

11
15
+
+
-
+ (7)
-
+
-
+39
UTI
12
1
+
+
+
+(2)
+
+
-
-

13
15
+
+
+
+(6)
-
+
-
+40
Tonsillitis
leukocytosis
14
1.5
+
NT
+
+ (5)
-
+
-
+38.7
Meningitis
15
6
+
NT
+
+(1)
+
+
+
+40

16
1 week
-
-
+
+(6)
+
+
-
-

17 9 - - + + (5) + + + +40

aEAEC, enteroaggregative Escherichia coli; ST, heat-stable toxin; UTI, urinary tract infections; NT, not tested.

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