Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli.

  title={Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli.},
  author={James Lafayette Smith and Pina Fratamico and Nereus W. Gunther},
  journal={Foodborne pathogens and disease},
  volume={4 2},
Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) possesses virulence traits that allow it to invade, colonize, and induce disease in bodily sites outside of the gastrointestinal tract. Human diseases caused by ExPEC include urinary tract infections, neonatal meningitis, sepsis, pneumonia, surgical site infections, as well as infections in other extraintestinal locations. ExPEC-induced diseases represent a large burden in terms of medical costs and productivity losses. In addition to human… CONTINUE READING


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