Adherence of type 1-fimbriated Escherichia coli to uroepithelial cells: more in diabetic women than in control subjects.

@article{Geerlings2002AdherenceOT,
  title={Adherence of type 1-fimbriated Escherichia coli to uroepithelial cells: more in diabetic women than in control subjects.},
  author={Suzanne Eugenie Geerlings and Ruby Meiland and Emiel C van Lith and Ellen C. Brouwer and Wim Gaastra and Andy I. M. Hoepelman},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2002},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={1405-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Women with diabetes have bacteriuria more often than women without diabetes. Because Escherichia coli adhere better to vaginal cells of nondiabetic patients with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) than to those obtained from healthy control subjects, it was hypothesized that E. coli adhere more to the uroepithelial cells of diabetic women, either because of substances excreted in the urine (e.g., albumin, glucose, and Tamm Horsfall protein) or because of a difference in the… CONTINUE READING