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Infectious Diseases Associated with Escherichia Coli

  • Lee W. Riley

Abstract

Escherichia coli first described by Theodore Escherich in 1885, was initially regarded as a nonpathogenic commensal present in feces. Over time, however, the pathogenic potential of some E. coli strains became recognized and today, diseases associated with E. coli span a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, epidemiologic patterns, pathogenesis, diagnostic considerations, and management. Hence, each disease associated with E. coli must be addressed separately.

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Urinary Tract Infection Virulence Determinant Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Neonatal Meningitis Colonization Factor 
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