E. coli, Enterotoxigenic (ETEC)

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Organism

E. coli , Enterotoxigenic (ETEC)

Organism adheres to small bowel enterocytes and the enterotoxin causes mild to severe watery diarrhea. Produces two types of toxin: heat-labile (LT) or heat-stable (ST) toxins.

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