Subtyping of virulence genes in verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) other than serogroup O157 associated with disease in the United Kingdom.

@article{Jenkins2003SubtypingOV,
  title={Subtyping of virulence genes in verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) other than serogroup O157 associated with disease in the United Kingdom.},
  author={Claire Jenkins and Geraldine A. Willshaw and Judith A Evans and Tom Cheasty and Henrik Chart and Darren J Shaw and G. Dougan and Gad Frankel and Henry R. Smith},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 Pt 11},
  pages={941-7}
}
Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) causes a wide spectrum of disease in humans, from mild diarrhoea to haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS). The verocytotoxin (vtx) and intimin (eae) genes of VTEC strains, other than those of serogroup O157, were subtyped to identify common properties that may be associated with increased pathogenicity. Strains were isolated from patients with HUS, those with diarrhoea or from asymptomatic individuals. Strains of VTEC that carried vtx(2) gene subtypes… CONTINUE READING
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