Virulence factors of uropathogenic Escherichia coli from a university hospital in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

@article{Santo2006VirulenceFO,
  title={Virulence factors of uropathogenic Escherichia coli from a university hospital in Ribeir{\~a}o Preto, S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil.},
  author={Edilene Santo and Cl{\'a}udia Leal Macedo and Jos{\'e} Moacir Marin},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={185-8}
}
The aim of the study was to determine the occurrence of virulence genes expressing fimbriae, production of hemolysin, colicin and aerobactin among a hundred Escherichia coli isolates obtained from in-and outpatients of a tertiary-care teaching hospital, between July and August 2000, showing clinical and laboratory signs of urinary tract infection (UTI). The presence of genes (pap, afa, sfa) for fimbriae expression was assayed using specific primers in a polymerase chain reaction. Among the… CONTINUE READING