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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012

Research

Enterococcus faecalis Clones in Poultry and in Humans with Urinary Tract Infections, Vietnam

Louise Ladefoged Poulsen, Magne Bisgaard, Nguyen Thai Son, Nguyen Vu Trung, Hoang Manh An, and Anders DalsgaardComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (L.L. Poulsen, M. Bisgaard, A. Dalsgaard); Military Medical University, Ha Dong, Hanoi, Vietnam (N.T. Son, H.M. An); and Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi (N.V. Trung)

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Table 1

MLST, PFGE, and virulence gene profiles for Enterococcus faecalis isolated from humans with urinary tract infections and poultry from the same households, Vietnam, January 2008–January 2010*

Strain† Source MLST type PFGE pattern Virulence genes
Duration of symptoms, mo
asa1 CylA efaA Esp gelE EF0591
90U Urine 16 A1 + + + + 1
90P Poultry 16 A2 + + + + + NA
122U Urine 16 A2 + + + + + 7
122P Poultry 16 A1 + + + + + NA
186U Urine 93 A3 + 24
186P Poultry 93 A3 + NA
191U Urine 413 A3 + + + + 24
191P Poultry 413 A1 + + + + NA
204U Urine 16 A1 + + + + 2
204P Poultry 16 A1 + + + + NA
217U Urine 415 A3 + + + 0.5
217P Poultry 415 A3 + + + NA
221U Urine 141 A6 + + 120
221P Poultry 141 A6 + + NA

*MLST, multilocus sequence typing; PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; +, positive; –, negative; NA, not applicable.
†All isolates except 221U were recovered from female patients. Strains isolated from patients with urinary tract infections are designated as U and strains isolated from poultry as P.

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