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Differences in the presence of nine urovirulence factors among clinical isolates of Escherichia coli causing cystitis and pyelonephritis in women and prostatitis in men have been studied. Hemolysin and necrotizing factor type 1 occur significantly more frequently among isolates causing prostatitis than among those causing cystitis (P < 0.0001) or(More)
INTRODUCTION Campylobacter spp. infection is one of the leading causes of foodborne diarrhoeal illness in humans worldwide. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the DiaSorin LIAISON®Campylobacter assay for human campylobacteriosis diagnosis. METHODOLOGY A total of 645 stool samples from 640 patients suspected of having gastrointestinal infection were(More)
We study 583 strains of enterococci isolates by 19 laboratories from Catalonia: 546 E. faecalis (93.5%), 34 E. faecium (6%) and 3 E. durans (0.5%). We inoculated all the strains in Müeller-Hinton agar with 2,000 mg/l of one of the following aminoglycoside: gentamicin, tobramycin, amikacin, streptomycin and kanamycin. Global incidence of high-level(More)
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