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Enterovirulent E. coli

E. coli are Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria belonging to the family of Enterobacteriaceae. Normally a useful organism in the human digestive system, but a few E. coli strains are capable of causing human illness by several different mechanisms. The enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) strain designated as E. coli O157:H7 is the most important of the pathogenic E. coli; it produces large quantities of one or more potent toxins that cause severe hemorrhagic colitis or hemolytic uremic syndrome. These toxins (verotoxin, shiga-like toxin) are closely related or identical to the toxin produced by Shigella dysenteriae.

Five other pathogen mechanism types of E coli are known:

  • Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC): cause gastroenteritis (childhood diarrhea)
  • Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) or Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC): cause a Shigella-like dysentery
  • Εnterotoxigenic E coli (ETEC): cause traveler′s diarrhea
  • Εnteroaggregative E coli (EaggEC): primarily associated with persistent diarrhea in children in developing countries
  • Enteroadherent E coli (EAEC): cause childhood diarrhea and also traveler′s diarrhea

Most important EHEC serovares:
  • O157
  • O26
  • O103
  • O111
  • O91
  • O128
  • O146

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44782 Selective & Differential Media for Enterovirulent E. coli
E. coli O157:H7 MUG Agar for microbiology  
39894 Selective & Differential Media for Enterovirulent E. coli
EC O157 ChromoSelect Agar for microbiology EC O157 Agar ChromoSelect
72557 Selective & Differential Media for Enterovirulent E. coli
EC O157:H7 ChromoSelect Selective Agar, Base for microbiology EC O157:H7 Selective Agar ChromoSelect, Base
80330 Selective & Differential Media for Enterovirulent E. coli
Enrichment ChromoSelect Broth Base for EC O157:H7 for microbiology EC O157:H7 ChromoSelect Enrichment Broth Base
83339 Selective & Differential Media for Enterovirulent E. coli
Mac Conkey-Sorbitol ChromoSelect Agar for microbiology Mac Conkey-sorbitol Agar ChromoSelect SMAC Agar ChromoSelect Sorbitol MacConkey Agar ChromoSelect
88902 Selective & Differential Media for Enterovirulent E. coli
MacConkey-Sorbitol Agar for microbiology  
39734 Selective & Differential Media for Enterovirulent E. coli
Membrane Lactose Glucuronide Agar for microbiology MLGA m-Lauryl Sulfate Chromogen Agar
08069 Selective media for Enterovirulent E. coli
Modified tryptone soy broth for microbiology Modified soybean bile broth base Tryptic soy broth, modified mTSB
17178 Nonselective & Differential Media for Enterovirulent E. coli
Mucate Broth for microbiology  
76704 Selective media for Enterovirulent E. coli
mTSB Broth with Novobiocin for microbiology Modified Tryptic Soy Broth with Novobiocin