EHEC: enterohaemorrhagic E. coli
EPEC: enteropathogenic E. coli
EIEC: Enteroinvasive E. coli
According to the german Infection Protection Act (IfSG) "EHEC" are those STEC (Shigatoxin-producing E.coli) wich are pathogenic for humans. As there is no specific definition for human pathogenic STEC, each STEC has to be regarded as EHEC.
(Erkrankungen durch Enterohämorrhagische Escherichia coli (EHEC), RKI-Ratgeber, Stand: 2008).
For Shigella dysenteriae Typ 4 in 3 cases of diseases Shigatoxin has been prooven (Gupta, 2007).
This table reflects th state of knowledge of Hain Lifescience. All results attained with GenoType® EHEC has to be interpreted with the clinical findings.