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Volume 8, Number 5—May 2002


Typical and Atypical Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli

Luiz R. Trabulsi*Comments to Author , Rogéria Keller*, and Tânia A. Tardelli Gomes†
Author affiliations: *Laboratório Especial de Microbiologia, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, Brazil; †Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil;

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Table 2

Virulence characteristics not encoded on the locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE) of atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) strains isolated in São Paulo, Brazil

Serotype Characteristics
O26:[H11]a EAST1, E-hlyb
O55:[H7] EAST1, Afa
O111ac:[H8] E-hly
O111:[H9] E-hly
O119:H2 EAST1
O125ac:H6 AA
O128:H2 EAST1

a Brackets denote the frequent occurrence of nonmotile strains.
bEAST, heat-stable toxin 1 of EAEC; E-hly, EHEC hemolysin; AA, aggregative adherence; Afa, afimbrial adhesin.

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