publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Non-O157 Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli Infections in the United States, 1983–2002

Brooks, John T.; Sowers, Evangeline G.; Wells, Joy G.; Greene, Katherine D.; Griffin, Patricia M.; Hoekstra, Robert M.; Strockbine, Nancy A.;
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  • Published: 15 Oct 2005 Journal: The Journal of Infectious Diseases, volume 192, pages 1,422-1,429 (issn: 0022-1899, eissn: 1537-6613, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
Background. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7 is a well-recognized cause of bloody diarrhea and hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). Non-O157 STEC contribute to this burden of illness but have been underrecognized as a result of diagnostic limitations and inadequate surveillance. Methods. Between 1983 and 2002, 43 state public health laboratories submitted 940 human non-O157 STEC isolates from persons with sporadic illnesses to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention reference laboratory for confirmation and serotyping. Results. The most common serogroups were 026 (22%), O111 (16%), 0103 (12%), 0121 (8%), 045 (7%), and 0145 (5%). Non-O157...
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Medical Subject Headings: fluids and secretions
free text keywords: Immunology and Allergy, Infectious Diseases, Shiga toxin, biology.protein, biology, Intimin, Serotype, Immunology, Microbiology, Medicine, business.industry, business, Escherichia coli, medicine.disease_cause, Virology, Outbreak, Bloody diarrhea, Virulence, Shiga-like toxin, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Non-O157 Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli Infections in the United States, 1983–2002

Brooks, John T.; Sowers, Evangeline G.; Wells, Joy G.; Greene, Katherine D.; Griffin, Patricia M.; Hoekstra, Robert M.; Strockbine, Nancy A.;