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Entry
H00278                      Disease                                

Name
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) infection
Description
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) infection is a common cause of watery diarrhea in developing countries. EPEC is a gram-negative bacterial pathogen that mediates infection in the human intestine, often causing life-threatening diarrhea. Each year EPEC is responsible for thousands of deaths worldwide, mostly in infants and young children.
Category
Infectious disease
Brite
Infectious diseases [BR:br08401]
 Bacterial infections
  Infections caused by enterobacteria
   H00278  Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) infection
Human diseases in ICD-10 classification [BR:br08403]
 1. Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
  A00-A09  Intestinal infectious diseases
   A04  Other bacterial intestinal infections
    H00278  Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) infection
BRITE hierarchy
Pathway
Pathogenic Escherichia coli infection
Pathogen
Escherichia coli O127:H6 [GN:ecg]
Escherichia coli O55:H7 [GN:eok elr]
Other DBs
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Reference
  Authors
Ochoa TJ, Barletta F, Contreras C, Mercado E
  Title
New insights into the epidemiology of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli infection.
  Journal
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:852-6 (2008)

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