We describe the rapid and ongoing emergence across multiple US cities of a new multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli clone- sequence type (ST) 1193-resistant to fluoroquinolones (100%), trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (55%), and tetracycline (53%). ST1193 is associated with younger adults (age <40 years) and currently comprises a quarter of fluoroquinolone-resistant clinical E. coli urine isolates.
- Escherichia coli
- Fluoroquinolone resistance
- Urinary tract infections
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Journal Article
- Multicenter Study
- Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
- Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
- Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.