ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Dipti Sundar Mohanty1 , Sukantibala Mohapatra2 and Pravas Ranjan Misra1
1Asian Institute of Public Health, Samantarapur, Bhubaneswar – 751 002, India.
2Center for Post Graduate Studies, Dept. of Microbiology, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2011;5(2):1019-1021
© The Author(s). 2011
Received: 30/12/2010 | Accepted: 15/02/2011| Published: 31/10/2011

E.coli strains cause diarrhea in infants. This study was done to determine the different strain of E.coli causing infantile diarrhea. A total of 94 infantile diarrhea stool samples were collected for microbiological (bacteriological) analysis.  E.coli strains of 20 types were isolated from diarrheal stool samples in pure and mixed form (62.92%, 28.07%) respectively by API kits. This study showed that pure E.coli was found to cause diarrhea and also it was associated with other bacteria like Staphylococcus spp. Streptococcus spp., Clostridium spp., Klebsiella spp. and Pasterulla spp. Amikacin, Colistin, Nitrofurantoin (60% each) were found to be drug of choice.


Infantile diarrhea, E. coli, Orissa

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