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High prevalence of antimicrobial drug-resistant diarrheagenic Escherichia coli in asymptomatic children living in an urban slum.

Authors
  • Souza, Tamara B1
  • Morais, Mauro B
  • Tahan, Soraia
  • Melli, Ligia C F L
  • Rodrigues, Mirian S C
  • Scaletsky, Isabel C A
  • 1 Departamento de Microbiologia, Imunologia e Parasitologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, 04023-062, São Paulo, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of infection
Publication Date
October 2009
Volume
59
Issue
4
Pages
247–251
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2009.08.007
PMID: 19706305
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The high carriage status among the slum children point towards the widespread environment contamination in low socio-economic housing conditions, in conformance with the pediatric population at higher risk for developing DEC diarrhea.

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