Age-Specific prevalence of antibody to enterotoxigenic escherichia coli in ecuadorian and german children

Harald Brüssow, Josette Sidoti, Harriet Link, Yen K. Hoang, Denis Barclay, Henri Dirren, Wilma B. Freire

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Serum samples from 1397 Ecuadorian children 0–5 years of age were tested by ELISA for antibodies to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC). A gradual prevalence and titer increase was seen for IgG antibodies to heat-labile enterotoxin in children 6–18 months old; 90% prevalences were reached in the second year of life. At this age <10% of West German children showed IgG antibodies to heat-labile enterotoxin. In Ecuador age-related ETEC-specific antibody titer increases correlated with age-related prevalence of diarrheal disease. On the other hand, pooled lipopolysaccharide from different ETEC-associated 0 serogroups could not be used as a seroepidemiologic marker of ETEC infections.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)974-977
Número de páginas4
PublicaciónJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volumen162
N.º4
DOI
EstadoPublicada - oct. 1990
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