[A PCR method for examining diarrhea--Escherichia coli]

Rinsho Byori. 1995 Aug;43(8):772-5.
[Article in Japanese]


To identify diarrhea--Escherichia coli(E. coli), especially Enteroinvasive E. coli(EIEC), Verocytotoxin-producing E. coli(VTEC), and Enterotoxigenic E. coli(ETEC), confirmation of pathogenic factors is necessary. We developed a system using the polymerase chain reaction(PCR) that simultaneously confirms the pathogenic genes of these E. coli, and have used it in routine examination. This method is simple and does not require examination for each pathogenic factor. Multiple pathogenic genes could be rapidly detected.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Toxins / biosynthesis
  • Base Sequence
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • Diarrhea / microbiology*
  • Escherichia coli / genetics
  • Escherichia coli / isolation & purification*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods*


  • Bacterial Toxins
  • DNA, Bacterial