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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 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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