A toxin produced in or affecting the intestines, such as those causing food poisoning or cholera.
- Secretory diarrhoea is a common disorder in developing countries, where pathogens that produce enterotoxin such as enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli are endemic.
- It has been demonstrated that this pathogen produces different enterotoxins and different strains may cause disease by different mechanisms.
- Watery secretory diarrhea is a sign of bacterial enterotoxins and viruses.
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