[Hemagglutinating ability and fimbrial antigens of Escherichia coli strains isolated from urine].


The close connection between mannose-resistant hemagglutination (MRHA) and adhesion to uroepithelial cells of urinary E. coli with regard to the pathogenesis of urinary tract infection (UTI) prompted us to examine the hemagglutinating ability of 1499 E. coli strains from urine using human blood group OP1 erythrocytes. In 317 strains (21.2%), an MRHA was… (More)