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Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Providencia alcalifaciens Infections


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Title: Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Providencia alcalifaciens Infections
Authors: Shah, Mohammad Monir / Odoyo, Erick / Ichinose, Yoshio
Issue Date: 17-Jun-2019
Publisher: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Citation: The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 101(2), pp.290-293; 2019
Abstract: Providencia alcalifaciens is a member of the family Enterobacteriaceae that has been commonly implicated as a causative agent of diarrheal infection in humans and animals. Recent outbreaks of P. alcalifaciens in both developing and developed countries have raised public health concerns. Several studies have suggested that P. alcalifaciens can cause diarrhea by invading the intestinal mucosa, although its pathogenicity has not been well established. Often routine laboratory investigations that seek etiological agents of diarrhea do not actively pursue P. alcalifaciens detection. Therefore, routine laboratory diagnosis should be given more attention for better understanding the epidemiology and pathogenicity of P. alcalifaciens.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/39432
ISSN: 00029637
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0376
Rights: © 2019 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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