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Table 4 Frequency and age distribution of diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli isolated from faecal samples of children with diarrhoeaa

From: Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli in mother-child Pairs in Ile-Ife, South Western Nigeria

Age (mths) No of Children (126) Total isolates (65) Types of Diarrhoeagenic E. coli
EPEC (n = 7) EAEC (n = 10) ETEC (n = 20) STEC (n = 24) EHEC (n = 4)
0–6 25 8 (32) 2 (8) 0 (0) 1 (4) 5 (20) 0 (0)
7–12 57 32 (56.1) 4 (7) 4 (7) 11 (19.3) 10 (17.5) 3 (5.3)
13–24 33 23 (69.7) 1 (3) 5 (15.2) 8 (24.2) 8 (24.2) 1 (3)
25–60 11 2 (18.2) 0 (0) 1 (9.1) 0 (0) 1 (9.1) 0 (0)
  1. a Age Age categories of children, EPEC Enteropathogenic E. coli, EAEC Enteroaggregative E. coli, ETEC Enterotoxigenic E. coli, STEC Shiga toxin producing E. coli, EHEC Enteroheamorrhagic E. coli