Virulence profiling and disease association of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 and non-O157 isolates in Belgium.

@article{Buvens2012VirulencePA,
  title={Virulence profiling and disease association of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 and non-O157 isolates in Belgium.},
  author={Glenn Buvens and D{\'e}nis Pierard},
  journal={Foodborne pathogens and disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={
          530-5
        }
}
Whereas the association of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) O157:H7 with the hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is well established, the medical importance of many non-O157 serotypes remains unclear. Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), we have investigated the distribution of the pathogenicity island O island 122 (OI-122) and other virulence genes in VTEC belonging to seropathotypes (SPT) A through D, and assessed their association with human disease. Two hundred sixty-five VTEC… CONTINUE READING
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