Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli related to uropathogenic clonal group A

Faith Wallace-Gadsden, James R. Johnson, John Wain, Iruke N. Okeke

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Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) are heterogeneous, diarrheagenic E. coli. Of EAEC strains from Nigeria, 10 independent antimicrobial-resistant isolates belonged to the multilocus sequence type 69 clonal complex, to which uropathogenic E. coli clonal group A belongs. This finding suggests a recent common ancestor for these distinct groups of pathogenic E. coli.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-760
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

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