Bacteroides fragilis enterotoxin gene sequences in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Thomas P Prindiville, Rafik A. Sheikh, Stuart H Cohen, Yajarayma J. Tang, Mary C. Cantrell, Joseph Silva

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Abstract

We identified enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis in stool specimens of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and other gastrointestinal disorders. The organism was detected in 11 (13.2%) of 83 patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Of 57 patients with active disease, 19.3% were toxin positive; none of those with inactive disease had specimens positive for enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis gene sequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2000

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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