Investigation serotype of Enter pathogenic Escherichia coli prevalence among the causative agent of acute diarrhea among children of Baghdad province


In this study two hundred seventeen children with acute diarrhea between Januarys to the end of July 2008 were involved. One hundred thirty were male (59.9%) and eighty seven female (40.1%) with (mean age±SD)(35.15±24.26)months.This study appear the high frequency of the rota virus (36.9%) Followed by Entamoeba histolytica was (28.6%), then diarrheagenic Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) (17.1%) and Salmonella was (11.5%) and the lowest frequency to Giardia lamblia was (5.9%). The important result in this study ,that limitation the serotypes of EPEC that cause acute diarrhea , 46% was EPEC serotype(O:86,O:119,O:127),27%was EPEC serotype (O:125,O:126,O:128) while EPEC serotype(O:114,O:124,O:142)was 27%,The highest occurrence of children diarrhea in age group between (14-42) months.

Key word: Rota virus, Entamoeba histolytica, EPEC, Salmonella, Giardia lamblia