File Download
  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Conference Paper: Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli infection: The Hong Kong experience

TitleVerocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli infection: The Hong Kong experience
Authors
KeywordsHong Kong
Verocytotoxigenic Escherichia Coli
Issue Date1998
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/JGH
Citation
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 1998, v. 13 n.11 suppl.4, p. S289-S293 How to Cite?
AbstractInfection by verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) is prevalent in many parts of the world but relatively uncommon in Asia, except Japan. A territory wide screening for VTEC (April to August 1996) in diarrhoeal stool samples sent to six hospital microbiology laboratories in Hong Kong revealed only four isolates of VTEC and one isolate of E. coli O157:NM in 1003 specimens (incidence 0.5%). Two isolates carrying the verocytotoxin (VT) genes belonged to the O157:H7 serotype while the other two were non-O157. One non-toxigenic E. coli O157:NM was also isolated. All isolates positive for VT genes by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were also positive for the Vero toxin assayed by the Vero cell culture. The 97 kDa eaeA outer membrane protein gene and 60 MDa fimbrial plasmid pcVD419 were present only in the two O157:H7 isolates. All patients presented with uncomplicated watery diarrhoea; no one suffered from haemorrhagic colitis or the haemolytic uraemic syndrome. All patients recovered uneventfully without antibiotic treatment. Although VTEC infection is still uncommon in Hong Kong, continued surveillance is essential to prevent future outbreaks.
DescriptionOpen Access Journal
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/159060
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.322
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.190

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorWong, SSYen_US
dc.contributor.authorYam, WCen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, PHMen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCYen_US
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T09:06:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T09:06:08Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 1998, v. 13 n.11 suppl.4, p. S289-S293en_US
dc.identifier.issn0815-9319en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/159060-
dc.descriptionOpen Access Journal-
dc.description.abstractInfection by verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) is prevalent in many parts of the world but relatively uncommon in Asia, except Japan. A territory wide screening for VTEC (April to August 1996) in diarrhoeal stool samples sent to six hospital microbiology laboratories in Hong Kong revealed only four isolates of VTEC and one isolate of E. coli O157:NM in 1003 specimens (incidence 0.5%). Two isolates carrying the verocytotoxin (VT) genes belonged to the O157:H7 serotype while the other two were non-O157. One non-toxigenic E. coli O157:NM was also isolated. All isolates positive for VT genes by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were also positive for the Vero toxin assayed by the Vero cell culture. The 97 kDa eaeA outer membrane protein gene and 60 MDa fimbrial plasmid pcVD419 were present only in the two O157:H7 isolates. All patients presented with uncomplicated watery diarrhoea; no one suffered from haemorrhagic colitis or the haemolytic uraemic syndrome. All patients recovered uneventfully without antibiotic treatment. Although VTEC infection is still uncommon in Hong Kong, continued surveillance is essential to prevent future outbreaks.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/JGHen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatologyen_US
dc.subjectHong Kongen_US
dc.subjectVerocytotoxigenic Escherichia Colien_US
dc.titleVerocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli infection: The Hong Kong experienceen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, SSY:samsonsy@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailYam, WC:wcyam@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWoo, PCY:pcywoo@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailYuen, KY:kyyuen@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityWong, SSY=rp00395en_US
dc.identifier.authorityYam, WC=rp00313en_US
dc.identifier.authorityWoo, PCY=rp00430en_US
dc.identifier.authorityYuen, KY=rp00366en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltexten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1440-1746.1998.01751.x-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0031795084en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros37703-
dc.identifier.volume13en_US
dc.identifier.issue11 suppl. 4en_US
dc.identifier.spageS289en_US
dc.identifier.epageS293en_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWong, SSY=13310021400en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYam, WC=7004281720en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLeung, PHM=7401747852en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWoo, PCY=7201801340en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYuen, KY=36078079100en_US
dc.customcontrol.immutablesml 160610 amended-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats