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Volume 4, Number 4—December 1998

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Human Infections with Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Other Than Serogroup O157 in Germany

Lothar BeutinComments to Author , Sonja Zimmermann, and Kerstin Gleier
Author affiliations: Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

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Table 1

Non-O157 STEC infections in human patients in Germany, 1996

STEC serotypes
No. of STEC strains with properties
Clinical status
O-groupa
no. of strains) H-typesb Stx1 Stx2 Stx1+
Stx2 eaeA Entero-hemolytic Asympto-
matic Non- bloody diarrhea Bloody diarrhea HUSc
O5 (1) NM 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
O18 (1) H15 0 0 1 0 1 0 1d 0 0
O26 (20) H11, NT, NM 16 4 0 20 19 1 17 2d,e 0
O76 (3) H19 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0
O78 (1) NM 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
O84 (1) NT 1 0 0 1 1 0 1d 0 0
O91 (4) H14, NM 3 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 0
O103 (7) H2, H7, NT 6 1 0 7 7 0 5d 1 1
O111 (3) NT 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 1
O113 (3) H32, NT 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 0
O118 (8) H12, H16 NT 7 1 0 7 7 0 6d 1 1
O128 (5) H2, NM 3 0 2 0 5 1 4 0 0
O145 (6) H28, NM 1 0 5 6 6 0 5 0 1
O146 (5) H21,H28 3 1 1 0 5 0 4 1d 0
O163 (1) H19 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
ONT (3) ND 2 0 1 1 3 1 2 0 0
O-rough (17) ND 13 1 3 8 12 1 14 2 0
Total (89) 59 11 19 54 82 6 72 7 4

aONT= O-antigen not typable; O-rough= rough LPS, O-antigen not typable.
bNM= nonmotile; ND= H-antigen not determined; NT= H-antigen not typable.
cHUS= hemolytic uremic syndrome.
dA case of double infection with Salmonella enterica sp.
eA case of a double infection with STEC O26:H11 and O157:H7.

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