attaching-effacing lesion

attaching-effacing lesion
in intestinal infections with enteroadherent or enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, an area where the microvilli have been destroyed and bacteria are adherent.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • effacing lesion — (le zhěn) The type of lesion caused by enteropathogenic strains of E. coli (EPEC) when the bacteria attach to and destroy the brush border of intestinal epithelial cells. The term AE (attaching effacing) E. coli is now used to designate true EPEC …   Dictionary of microbiology

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