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Three hundred and nine strains of isolated from infants and children with diarrhoea but not belonging to any recognised classes of diarrhoeagenic . were investigated for their ability to adhere to HeLa cells in the presence of D-mannose. An enteroadherent-aggregative pattern (EAgg) was observed in 32·03%, localised adherence (LA)in 4·5%, diffuse adherence (DA) in 5·8%, and LA/DA and EAgg/LA in 1·9% and 1·2% of the isolates respectively. The results obtained with 100 control isolates were: EAgg 17%, LA 2%, DA 2%, LA/DA 2%, EAgg/LA 6% and DA/EAgg 1%. No adherence was manifested by 168 (54·36%) of 309 diarrhoeal isolates and 70% of the 100 control isolates. The results of this study showed that amongst non-enteropathogenic . , strains exhibiting the EAgg pattern are significantly associated with diarrhoea (p < 0·005). Most of these strains showed a pattern of multiple drug resistance.

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