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typically lactose fermenting; produces characteristic green metallic sheen on EMB (eosin methylene blue) agar.
human intestinal tract; almost universal member of normal flora in humans and a number of animals.
culture of feces, serologic identification
normally not pathogenic; a few virulent strains cause of bladder infections, diarrhea. Generation time = 24 hours.
Four types of E. coli are usually associated with diarrhea:
- (ETEC) cause of traveller's diarrhea and diarrhea in infants
- (EIEC) disease much like that caused by
- (EPEC) diarrhea in nurseries; chronic children's diarrhea
- (serological type O157:H7) hemolytic-uremic syndrome
gentamicin or polymyxin (for infants); tetracycline; bismuth preparations (Pepto-Bismol); replacement of lost fluids
- General Overview
FDA/CFSAN Bad Bug Book -
FDA/CFSAN Bad Bug Book - Enteronvasive
FDA/CFSAN Bad Bug Book - Enteropathogenic
FDA/CFSAN Bad Bug Book - Enterotoxigenic
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