Phylogenetic background and virulence profiles of fluoroquinolone-resistant clinical Escherichia coli isolates from The Netherlands

James R. Johnson, Cindy Van der Schee, Michael A. Kuskowski, Wil Goessens, Alex Van Belkum

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Abstract

Thirteen fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli (FQREC) isolates from hospitalized patients in the Netherlands were found to represent predominantly (low-virulence) phylogenetic groups A and B1 and to lack extraintestinal virulence traits. These FQREC resemble animal-source E. coli and presumably pose little threat to noncompromised hosts. Similar analysis of other FQREC is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1852-1856
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume186
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2002

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