Establishment of three categories of P-fimbriated Escherichia coli strains that show different toxic phenotypes and belong to particular O serogroups.

@article{Blanco1992EstablishmentOT,
  title={Establishment of three categories of P-fimbriated Escherichia coli strains that show different toxic phenotypes and belong to particular O serogroups.},
  author={Jorge Blanco and M. Pilar Alonso and M Victoria Blanco and Electra A Gonz{\'a}lez and Jos{\'e} I Garabal},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={1992},
  volume={78 2-3},
  pages={131-6}
}
Eight hundred and nineteen strains of Escherichia coli isolated in Spain between 1986 and 1991 from extraintestinal infections and feces of healthy controls were investigated for expression of P-fimbriae using a particle agglutination test. Among strains causing urinary tract infections, sepsis and other extraintestinal infections, P-fimbriae were found in 31% (130/420) (P < 0.001), 25% (30/118) (P < 0.001) and 12% (11/92) (P < 0.5) respectively. In contrast, only 7% (14/189) of faecal isolates… CONTINUE READING