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Table 4 Seasonal distribution of diarrheagenic E. coli among children

From: Prevalence of multi drug resistant enteropathogenic and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli isolated from children with and without diarrhea in Northeast Indian population

Seasons E. coli isolates ‘O’ Serotypes (no. of isolates) EPEC EIEC (%) Total
(DEC) (%)
Atypical (%) Typical (%)
Summer 138 EPEC (22): O2 (1), O26 (2), O84 (1), O86 (2), O91 (1), O116 (1), O 129 (1), O141 (4), O145 (1), O149 (3), Rough (2), UT (3) 12 (3.59) 10 (2.99) 05 (1.5) 27 (8.08)
EIEC (05): O29 (1), O96 (2), O124 (1) UT (1)
Rainy/autumn 96 EPEC (16): O2 (1), O 29 (1), O 83 (1), O84 (3), O86 (2), O91 (1), O126 (1), Rough (4), UT (2) 10 (2.99) 06 (1.8) 01 (0.3) 17 (5.09)
EIEC (01): UT (01)
Winter 100 EPEC (12): O 2 (1), O 35 (1), O83 (1), O 101 (1), O126 (2), O 145 (2), O 149 (1), Rough (1), UT (2) 07 (2.1) 05 (1.5) 02 (0.6) 14 (4.19)
EIEC (02): O20 (1), O144 (1)
Total 334 58 29 (8.68) 21 (6.29) 08 (2.4) 58 (17.37)
  1. Figures in parenthesis denotes the % of the samples
  2. EPEC enteropathogenic E. coli, EIEC enteroinvasive E. coli