Virulence factors in Escherichia coli urinary tract infection

@article{Johnson1991VirulenceFI,
  title={Virulence factors in Escherichia coli urinary tract infection},
  author={J. R. Johnson},
  journal={Clinical Microbiology Reviews},
  year={1991},
  volume={4},
  pages={80 - 128}
}
  • J. Johnson
  • Published 1 January 1991
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Clinical Microbiology Reviews
Uropathogenic strains of Escherichia coli are characterized by the expression of distinctive bacterial properties, products, or structures referred to as virulence factors because they help the organism overcome host defenses and colonize or invade the urinary tract. Virulence factors of recognized importance in the pathogenesis of urinary tract infection (UTI) include adhesins (P fimbriae, certain other mannose-resistant adhesins, and type 1 fimbriae), the aerobactin system, hemolysin, K… 
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