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Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005


Fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli Carriage in Long-Term Care Facility

Joel N. Maslow*†Comments to Author , Betsy Lee*, and Ebbing Lautenbach†
Author affiliations: *Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; †University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Table 3

Genotypic analysis of patient samples of fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli*

Analysis No. of patients
Strain A detected 15
Strain A only detected 7
Strain A + FQSEC 3
Strain A + FQSEC + unique FQREC 5
Strain B detected 2
Strain B + FQSEC 1
Strain B + FQSEC + unique FQREC
Unique FQREC detected 7
Unique FQREC only 2
Unique FQREC + FQSEC 5

*FQSEC, fluoroquinolone-susceptible E. coli; FQREC, fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli.

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