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Table 2 Distribution of the clinical manifestations among the DEC pathotypes

From: Prevalence, phylogeny, and antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli pathotypes isolated from children less than 5 years old with community acquired- diarrhea in Upper Egypt

Clinical data EAEC (N = 31) tEPEC (N = 19) aEPEC (N = 11) Co-infection
(N = 5)
p-value
Diarrhoea> 3/day 1 (3.2%) 4 (21%) 11 (100%) 2 (40%) 0.05
Diarrhoea> 5/day 30 (96.7%) 15 (78.9%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 0.08
Vomiting 8 (25.8%) 9 (47.3%) 7 (63.6%) 5 (100%) 0.27
Blood 10 (32.2%) 0 (0%) 1 (9.1%) 3 (60%) 0.21
Mucus 23 (74.2%) 19 (100%) 11 (100%) 5 (100%) 0.88
Hemolytic activity 4 (12.9%) 1 (5.2%) 3 (27.2%) 2 (40%) 0.27
  1. EAEC enteroaggregative E. coli, tEPEC typical enteropathogenic E. coli, aEPEC A typical enteropathogenic E. coli