Surface characteristics of Escherichia coli strains in relation to development of bacteraemia.

Three groups of E. coli bacteria isolated from blood, urine and faeces were analysed with respect to physicochemical surface properties in aqueous polymer two-phase systems. Eighty-eight per cent of the bacteria isolated from blood cultures showed affinity for the dextran-rich bottom phase, whereas 60% and 30% of the bacteria isolated from urine and faeces… CONTINUE READING