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What does it mean if it says "esch coli isolated" in an infant's stool culture report?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Common germ in poo: E.coli is a common stool germ. Its presence in the poo is expected. There are pathogenic (bad) strains of E.coli but this would be reported separately.
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