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Abstract.

Fecal samples from 444 Danish patients presenting with acute diarrhea were tested for and positive samples were subtyped to investigate the prevalence and subtype distribution of in this patient group. A total of 25 patients (5.6%) were positive, and 19 of these patients (76.0%) were positive for sp. ST4. Because the relative prevalence of ST4 in other patients presenting with other types of diarrhea (persistent, travel-related, and human immunodeficiency virus-related) in Denmark is low, the role of sp. ST4 in the etiology of acute diarrhea should be investigated further.

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  • Received : 04 Jan 2011
  • Accepted : 21 Feb 2011
  • Published online : 01 Jun 2011

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