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Unit III: E. coli

E.coli: Its' IMViC Reaction and Mechanisms for Gastroenteritiris

This strain of E. coli is caused by an enteropathogenic strain that is primarily found in infants. EPEC aka "newborns diarrhea"
A patient with hemorrhagic colitis along side a low platelet count, hemolytic anemia and kidney failure may be suffering from which mechanism related to E.coli? EHEC aka enterohemorraghic E. coli"
Due to its fermentative properteis, EHEC would appear _________ on a MacConkey Sorbitol plate and a ______ test would be performed for rapid detection. Colorless, latex agglutination test
Escherichia coli has very similar biochemical test results to what other genus of the Enterbacteriacae family, and in what test do they differ? E. coli is similar to Edwardsiella, only differing in H2S production. E. coli is negative for H2S while Edwardsiella is positive.
A patient comes in with a very profuse diarrhea. Upon additional investigation, blood, mucous, and leukocytes were seen in the stool. What microorganism might this patient have contracted? Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)
Created by: billclinton
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