Fariha Masood Siddiqui

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A novel protein translocation system, the type-6 secretion system (T6SS), may play a role in virulence of Campylobacter jejuni. We investigated 181 C. jejuni isolates from humans, chickens, and environmental sources in Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom for T6SS. The marker was most prevalent in human and chicken isolates from Vietnam.
OBJECTIVE To determine antibiotic resistance patterns and virulence potential of Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) isolates from clinical human diarrheal infections, cattle and healthy broilers. METHODS Antibiotic sensitivity patterns of C. jejuni isolates were determined by Kirby Bauer Disc Diffusion assay. These isolates were then subjected to virulence(More)
OBJECTIVE Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC), and are one of the key predictors of preterm births. In the light of this fact, present study was conducted to determine the predominant Escherichia coli (E. coli) phylotypes and their associated antibiotic susceptibility patterns, isolated from(More)
The enteropathogen Campylobacter jejuni is a global health disaster, being one of the leading causes of bacterial gastroenteritis. Here, we present the draft genome sequence of C. jejuni strain cj255, isolated from a chicken source in Islamabad, Pakistan. The draft genome sequence will aid in epidemiological studies and quarantine of this broad-host-range(More)
To the Editor : Campylobacter jejuni is among the leading etiological agents associated with bacterial diarrhea worldwide. In rare occasions,Campylobacter jejuni infectionmay trigger the human immune system to attack self-gangliosides resulting in Guillain-Barré syndrome [1]. We here, present case of a 7-yold girl suffering from acute flaccid paralysis of(More)
BACKGROUND Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) is one of the leading causes of watery diarrhea among children. METHODS In this study EPEC isolates from the pediatric population of Pakistan (2010-2012) were subjected to phylotyping, antibiotic susceptibility, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) profiling and evaluation of one representative strain(More)
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) are a leading cause of diarrhea among children. The objective of this study was to define the frequency of EAEC among diarrheal children from flood-affected areas as well as sporadic cases, determine multidrug resistance, and evaluation of virulence using an in vivo model of pathogenesis. Stool samples were(More)
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