Pathogenic Escherichia coli in Latin America
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Editor: Alfredo G. Torres

Pathogenic Escherichia coli in Latin America

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Library License: US $356
ISBN: 978-1-60805-571-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-192-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2010
DOI: 10.2174/97816080519221100101


Pathogenic Escherichia coli are known to be a common cause of diarrheal disease – a common cause of frequently occurring bacterial infections in children and adults in developing countries. It poses a significant problem in Latin America. Pathogenic Escherichia coli in Latin America presents current information on understanding pathogenic E. coli in Latin America and outlines prospects for future research in this region. It features a unique, comprehensive analysis of the most common categories of E. coli associated with diarrheal illness in Latin America. The aim of this book is to help epidemiologists in this region to learn about molecular mechanisms of E. coli pathogenesis along with its diagnosis, host immune responses, animal reservoirs and epidemiology. In addition, the authors discuss the current situation of E. coli in representative countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru.


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Alejandro Cravioto
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Alfredo G. Torres
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Overview of Escherichia coli

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Alfredo G Torres, Margarita MP Arenas-Hernandez, Ygnacio Martinez-Laguna
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Evolution and Epidemiology of Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli

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Nina D Williams, Alfredo G Torres, Sonja J Lloyd
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Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC)

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Tania AT Gomes, Bertha Gonzalez-Pedrajo
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Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli

- Pp. 48-64 (17)
Fernando Navarro-Garcia, Waldir P Elias, Jose Flores, Pablo C Okhuysen
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Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli

- Pp. 65-83 (19)
Beatriz EC Guth, Valeria Prado, Marta Rivas
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Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli

- Pp. 84-94 (11)
Jose Flores, Pablo C. Okhuysen
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Detection and Subtyping Methods of Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Strains

- Pp. 95-115 (21)
Jose Flores, Pablo C. Okhuysen, Elizabeth Miliwebsky, Isabel Chinen, Tania MI Vaz, Kinue Irino
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Clinical Management of Escherichia coli Cases (The Latin America Experience)

- Pp. 116-121 (6)
Horacio A Repetto
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Host Responses to Pathogenic Escherichia coli

- Pp. 122-141 (20)
Cristina Ibarra, Marina Palermo
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Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli in Argentina

- Pp. 142-161 (20)
Marta Rivas, Nora Lia Padola, Paula MA Lucchesi, Marcelo Masana
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Escherichia coli Situation in Brazil

- Pp. 162-178 (17)
Beatriz EC Guth, Cyntia F Picheth, Tania AT Gomes
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Shiga Toxin Producing Escherichia coli in Chile

- Pp. 179-190 (12)
Roberto M. Vidal, Angel Onate, Juan C. Salazar, Valeria Prado
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Epidemiology of Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Pathotypes in Mexico, Past and Present

- Pp. 191-208 (18)
Armando Navarro, Teresa Estrada-Garcia
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Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli in Children from Uruguay, Colombia and Peru

- Pp. 209-222 (14)
Gustavo Varela, Oscar G Gomez-Duarte, Theresa Ochoa
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Escherichia coli Animal Reservoirs, Transmission Route and Animal Disease

- Pp. 223-248 (26)
Antonio F Pestana de Castro, Adriana Bentancor, Elsa C Mercado, Angel Cataldi, Alberto E Parma
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Host-pathogen Communication

- Pp. 249-255 (7)
Marcelo P Sircili, Cristiano G Moreira, Vanessa Sperandio
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Future of Escherichia coli Research in Latin America

- Pp. 256-261 (6)
Tania AT Gomes, Cristina Ibarra, Fernando Navarro-Garcia, Marina Palermo, Valeria Prado, Marta Rivas, Alfredo G Torres
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Alfredo G. Torres
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