E. coli, Enteroinvasive (EIEC)

E. coli, Enteroinvasive (EIEC) is a topic covered in the Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

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E. coli , Enteroinvasive (EIEC)

Organism invades colonic epithelial cells, lyses the phagosome, multiplies intracellularly, and moves through the cell, exits and re-enters the basolateral plasma membrane. It is closely related to Shigella species genetically, biochemically and pathogenetically.

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