The College of Education for Girls at the University of Kufa discussed a master’s thesis tagged (a comparative genetic study of some types of intestinal Escherichia coli that causes diarrhea) by the student, Ana’am Matar Baqer, from the Department of Life Sciences.
This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of malignant E. coli in severe diarrhea patients and the distribution of some virulence genes related to diarrheal disease.
It was concluded that a high rate of isolates was observed
Intestinal Escherichia coli is accompanied by severe diarrhea in Najaf city, and it is the main cause of diarrhea in children under five years of age, and the incidence is higher in males than in females, and there is a good relationship between phenol classification method and polymerase chain reaction technique to detect virulence factors in E. coli.
The letter recommended that many studies should be conducted to determine other causes of diarrheal disease, and that there is a need for molecular studies to identify the diarrhea-associated gene and to verify its transmission mechanism between closely related and unrelated species. The polymerase chain reaction technique should be used in the hospital laboratory to identify pathogenic bacteria to avoid any error In identifying the pathogen.