Colonization with extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli among nursing home residents and its relationship to fluoroquinolone resistance

Joel N. Maslow, Ebbing Lautenbach, Thomas Glaze, Warren Bilker, James R. Johnson

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Abstract

In a cross-sectional fecal prevalence survey involving 49 residents of a Veterans Affairs nursing home, 59% of subjects were colonized with extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC), 22% were colonized with adhesin-positive E. coli, and 51% were colonized with fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli. Among 80 unique isolates, adhesins correlated negatively and aerobactin correlated positively with fluoroquinolone resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3618-3620
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume48
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004

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