Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli as a Cause of Invasive Nonurinary Infections

James R. Johnson, Abby Gajewski, Alan J. Lesse, Thomas A. Russo

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Multiple Escherichia coli isolates from four adults with extraintestinal infections underwent molecular phylotyping and virulence profiling. A patient with secondary peritonitis had two low-virulence E. coli strains from phylogenetic groups A and D. In contrast, three patients with invasive extraurinary infections (septic arthritis/pyomyositis, nontraumatic meningitis/hematogenous osteomyelitis, and pneumonia) each had a single high-virulence phylogenetic group B2 strain resembling typical isolates causing urinary infection and/or sepsis, i.e., extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5798-5802
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2003


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