, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 59-64

The Role of Aeromonas in Diarrhea: a Review

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The evidence for an enteropathogenic role of Aeromonas spp. is still controversial. This review examines various parameters related to a causative role of Aeromonas and concludes that infraspecific subsets of strains with a particular array of enterotoxin genes are potential enteropathogens. The consequences for stool bacteriology are discussed.

Presented at the summer school workshop, “Rethinking Koch's Postulates” Oct. 14–16, 2005, Berlin-Schwanenwerder.
Dedicated to Professor F.-H. Caselitz, who first described an Aeromonas infection.