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Volume 19, Number 10—October 2013

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Clonal Distribution and Virulence of Campylobacter jejuni Isolates in Blood

Benjamin Feodoroff1Comments to Author , Caroline P.A. de Haan, Patrik Ellström, Seppo Sarna, Marja-Liisa Hänninen, and Hilpi Rautelin
Author affiliations: University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (B. Feodoroff, C.P.A. de Haan, S. Sarna, M.-L. Hänninen); University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden (P. Ellström, H. Rautelin)

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Table

Distribution of MLST clonal complexes and sequence types among 73 blood culture isolates of Campylobacter jejuni*

Clonal complex No. (%) ST No. Characteristics significantly (p<0.05) associated with clonal complex
ST-677 35 (48) 677 27 Serum resistance
794 8
ST-45 12 (16) 11 4 Serum sensitivity
45 3
137 2
230 2
5201 1
ST-21 10 (14) 50 5 Underlying disease and longer duration of hospitalization of patients
883 2
1948 1
5670 1
Uncertain 1
ST-48 2 (3) 38 1 ND
48 1
ST-464 2 (3) 464 1 ND
3140 1 ND
ST-52 1 (1) 52 1 ND
ST-354 1 (1) 3155 1 ND
ST-443 1 (1) 5671 1 ND
ST-460 1 (1) 606 1 ND
ST-508 1 (1) 508 1 ND
ST-1332 1 (1) 1332 1 ND
Unassigned 5 (7) 468 1 ND
1080 1 ND
1972 1 ND
5673 1 ND
5674 1 ND
Mixed 1 (1) Uncertain 1 ND

*MLST, multilocus sequence typing; ST, sequence type; ND, none detected.

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1Current affiliation: Jorvi Hospital, Espoo, Finland.

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