Enterotoxins in Aeromonas-associated gastroenteritis

Ashok K. Chopra, Clifford Houston

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Aeromonas species produce an array of virulence factors, and the pathogenesis of Aeromonas infections is therefore complex and multifactorial. Aeromonas-associated gastroenteritis is especially a problem in young children. The potential involvement of enterotoxins in the pathogenesis of Aeromonas infections is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1129-1137
Number of pages9
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Issue number13
StatePublished - Nov 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Aerolysin
  • Aeromonas
  • Cytotonic enterotoxin
  • Cytotoxic enterotoxin
  • Pathogenic mechanisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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