Table 1

Patient age and number of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EPEC), strains O127:H6 (E2348/69) and O157:H7 (85-170), that adhered to in vitro organ culture prepared from proximal small intestine, distal small intestine, Peyer's patches, and colonic samples

Proximal small intestineDistal small intestinePeyer's patchColon
O127:H6 (E2348/69)
 Patient age (months)  (median (range))101 (41–178)100 (18–193)131 (51–180)136 (53–184)
 No of samples  8 10  8  8
 No of samples with  adhering bacteria (%)  8 (100%)  8 (80%)  6 (75%)  2 (25%)
O157:H7 (85-170)
 Patient age (months)  (median (range)) 41 (18–109)123 (30–185) 87 (35–145) 75 (62–191)
 No of samples  4  7  5  4
 No of samples with  adhering bacteria (%)  0  0  5 (100%)  0