Virulence characteristics of Escherichia coli causing first urinary tract infection predict risk of second infection.

@article{Foxman1995VirulenceCO,
  title={Virulence characteristics of Escherichia coli causing first urinary tract infection predict risk of second infection.},
  author={Betsy Foxman and Lixin Zhang and Patricia Tallman and Kimmo Palin and Christopher K. Rode and Craig A. Bloch and Brenda W. Gillespie and Carl F. Marrs},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1995},
  volume={172 6},
  pages={1536-41}
}
Escherichia coli causes most urinary tract infections (UTIs) in ambulatory populations. Several bacterial virulence factors occur more frequently among urinary E. coli isolates than among fecal isolates, but none have been reported to predict risk of second UTIs. DNA hybridization was used to characterize the bacterial virulence profiles of urinary E. coli… CONTINUE READING