Preexisting serum immunoglobulin (Ig) A and IgG titers against colonization factors and heat-labile toxin of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) were examined in young adults who subsequently developed ETEC-associated diarrhea and in healthy matched controls. The data suggest an inverse association between the antibody titers against colonization factors, but not heat-labile toxin, and development of ETEC-associated diarrhea.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|State||Published - Feb 2008|
- Colonization factors
- Preexisting antibodies