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what are the 5 classes of enteropathogenic E.coli (EEC)?
(Classical) enteropathogenic E.coli (EPEC)

Facultatively enteropathogenic E.coli (FEEC)/(DAEC)

Enterotoxigenix E.coli (ETEC)

Enteroinvasive E.coli (EIEC)

Verocytotoxigenic E.coli (VTEC) or Enterohemorrhagic E.coli(EHEC)
EPEC
associated with diarrhea in infants & children

contributes greatly to infant mortality
especially in underdeveloped countries
FEEC / DAEC
healthy intestinal flora

may be associated with diarrhea
ETEC
enterotoxin produced in GI tract
produce a heat stable toxin(withstands 100C for 15mins)
or
Heat lablie toxin

may cause traveler's disease
need to consume 10*8 to 10*10 cells to become ill

mild to severe diarrhea
Shock
EIEC
similar to shigella
invades epithelial cells of colon
cells then become inflamed and erode
VTEC
toxin responsible for hemorrhagic colitis
HUS- hemolytic uremic syndrome
symptoms of HUS
starts 1 week after GI symptoms

reduction in platelets
failure to pee
can result in kidney failure
can lead to kidney transplant
can lead to death