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DIAGNOSIS: Clinical: Generally, clinical diagnosis of E. coli infection is equivocal. The enterotoxigenic and enteropathogenic forms cause a watery diarrhea and nausea while the enteroinvasive and enterohemorrhagic forms subsequently produce bloody stools. These presentations alone, however, are not sufficient for confirmation . Laboratory: E. coli infection might be generally suspected in absence of isolation of Salmonella or Shigella or intestinal parasites. The organisms themselves are easily
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Unformatted text preview: isolated and identified by routine procedures. Specialized serotyping may be necessary for epidemiologic studies. CONTROL: Sanitary: As with other fecal-oral diseases, proper food handling and personal hygiene are the best means for preventing infection. Immunological: New vaccines against fimbrial antigens are possible. Chemotherapeutic: Antibiotic therapy is not generally recommended unless disease becomes life-threatening. Oral rehydration is the best treatment....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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