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Volume 13, Number 5—May 2007

Dispatch

Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli Related to Uropathogenic Clonal Group A

Faith Wallace-Gadsden*1, James R. Johnson†‡, John Wain§, and Iruka N. Okeke*Comments to Author 

Author affiliations: *Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA;; †Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA;; ‡University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; and; §Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

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Table 1

Properties of H18 EAEC isolates and selected reference strains*

Strain Country of isolation Clinical condition Serotype Motility CGA (fumC SNP) Resistance pattern aggR aap CVD432 (aat) astA chuA iucA
C08
Nigeria
Diarrhea
O86:H18
+
+
Ap St Su Tc Tp
+
+
+

+
+
C14
Nigeria
Diarrhea
N/K
+
+
Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp
+
+
+
+
+
+
E23
Nigeria
Diarrhea
N/K
+
+
Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp
+
+
+

+
+
E30
Nigeria
Diarrhea
N/K
+
+
Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp
+
+
+

+
+
G10
Nigeria
Diarrhea
N/K
+
+
Ap Cm St Su Tp
+
+
+

+
+
G17a
Nigeria
Diarrhea
N/K

+
Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp
+
+
+

+
+
G59
Nigeria
Diarrhea
N/K

+
Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp
+
+
+

+
+
G67b
Nigeria
Diarrhea
N/K
+
+
Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp
+
+
+

+
+
C16
Nigeria
Diarrhea
N/K
+

Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp
+
+
+

+

G55
Nigeria
Diarrhea
N/K
+

Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp






E64
Nigeria
Healthy
N/K
+
+
Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp
+
+
+
+
+
+
G108
Nigeria
Healthy
N/K
+
+
Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp


+
+
+
+
E56
Nigeria
Healthy
N/K
+

Ap Cm St Su Tc
+
+
+

+
+
E62
Nigeria
Healthy
N/K


Tc
+
+
+

+
+
E68
Nigeria
Healthy
N/K
+

Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp


+
+
+
+
G103
Nigeria
Healthy
N/K
+

Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp


+
+
+
+
G121a
Nigeria
Healthy
N/K
+

Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp
+
+
+

+
+
G149
Nigeria
Healthy
N/K
+

Ap St Su Tc Tp
+
+
+

+
+
O42
Peru
Diarrhea
O44:H18
+

Cm St Su Tc Tp
+
+
+

+

44-1
Thailand
Diarrhea
O36:H18
+

Ap Cm St Su Tc
+
+
+

+
+
144-1
Thailand
Diarrhea
O77:NM

+
Cm
+
+
+

+
+
E02
Nigeria
Diarrhea
Ont:H18
+

Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp




+

DH5α†
N/A
N/A
N/A
+








2P9‡
USA
UTI
O15:K52:H1
ND

St




+
+
SEQ102‡
USA
UTI
O11:NT
ND
+
Ap Cm St Su Tc Tp




+
+
UMN026‡
USA
UTI
O17:K52:H18
ND
+
Ap Cm St Tc Tp




+
+
CFT073‡ USA UTI O6:K2:H1 ND + +

*EAEC, enteroaggregative Escherichia coli; CGA, clonal group A; Ap, ampicillin; St, streptomycin; Su, sulfonamide; Tc, tetracycline; Tp,
trimethoprim; N/K, not known; Cm, chloramphenicol; ETEC, enterotoxigenic E. coli; N/A, not applicable; UTI, urinary tract infection. All
strains were susceptible to nalidixic acid and ciprofloxacin. All pathotypes are EAEC (H18) unless otherwise noted.
†Pathotype K-12.
‡Pathotype uropathogenic E. coli.

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1Current affiliation: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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