Etec --> enterotoxigenic escherichia coli
Enterotoxigenic strain of escherichia coli; attaches to the duodenum or proximal small intestine mucosa, where it forms heat-stable and heat-labile toxins that activate adenylate cyclase, causing wasting diarrhoea. Responsible for 40-70% of travelers diarrhoea; chiefly water-borne via human faeces. Most important cause of diarrhoea among infants living in tropical areas.
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Hmm oh - then how about: EHEC ETEC EIEC EPEC? =D just wanna know more :shock: The final EC stands for Escherichi coli as for the rest: EH: EnteroHaemoragic ET: Entero toxigenic EI: Entero invasive EP: Enteropathogenic These are different ...
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