Colonization with Escherichia coli strains among female sex partners of men with febrile urinary tract infection

Peter Ulleryd, Torsten Sandberg, Flemming Scheutz, Connie Clabots, Brian D. Johnston, Paul Thuras, James R. Johnson

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Abstract

Of 23 unique Escherichia coli strains from 10 men with febrile urinary tract infections (UTIs) and their female sex partners, 6 strains (all UTI causing) were shared between partners. Molecularly, the 6 shared strains appeared more virulent than the 17 nonshared strains, being associated with phylogenetic group B2, sequence types ST73 and ST127, and multiple specific virulence genes. This indicates that UTIs are sometimes sexually transmitted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1947-1950
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

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