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Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009


Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli Strains Negative for Locus of Enterocyte Effacement

Hayley J. Newton1, Joan Sloan1, Dieter M. Bulach, Torsten Seemann, Cody C. Allison, Marija Tauschek, Roy M. Robins-Browne, James C. Paton, Thomas S. Whittam, Adrienne W. Paton, and Elizabeth L. HartlandComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (H.J. Newton, J. Sloan, D.M. Bulach, T. Seemann, C.C. Allison, E.L. Hartland); University of Melbourne, Melbourne (H.J. Newton, J. Sloan, M. Tauschek, R.M. Robins-Browne, E.L. Hartland); University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (J.C. Paton, A.W. Paton); Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA (T.S. Whittam)

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Table 1

Escherichia coli isolates used in this study*

Isolate Serogroup Origin† LEE‡ Ref.
EH41 O113:H21 HUS (17,21,22)
EH53 O113:H21 HUS (11,23)
EH71 O113:H21 HUS (17)
97025659 O113:H21 TTP
95016910 O113:H21 Food
95063160 O113:H21 Cow
95063151 O113:H21 Human
96037512 O113:H21 Food
97001061 O113:H21 Food
99008358 O113:H21 Dysentery
EH42 O116:H21 HUS (17)
EH43 O130:H11 HUS (11)
EH48 O5:H– HUS (UTI)
9724772 O5:H– Diarrhea
EH69 O1:H7 HUS (11)
EH52 NT:H7 HUS (11,23)
9816261 O76:H7 HUS
9611588 O128:H2 Diarrhea
EH5 O91:H– Diarrhea (17)
EH32 O91:H–
9730196 O87:H16 Asymptomatic
9619262-1 OR:H– Diarrhea
96/4591 O123:H– Cow
85-170 O157:H7 HUS +
EDL933 O157:H7 HUS + (24)
84-284 O157:H7 +
EH9 O157:H7 +
9515477 O157:H7 HC +
9515480 O157:H7 HUS +
9515474 O157:H7 HUS +
9924822 O157:H7 HUS +
95005698 O157:H– HUS +
95051613 O157:H– HC +
EH70 O157:H– HC +
E45035 O111:H– HUS +
ED142 O111:H– HUS +
EH38 O111:H– HUS +
EH44 O26 HUS +
EH6 O26:H11 +
EH34 O26:H11 +
EH1 O26:H21 Diarrhea +
EH68 O147:H– Diarrhea +
EH22 O145:H25 +

*Isolates shown in boldface were used for allelic profiling and multilocus sequence typing phylogenetic analysis. LEE, locus of enterocyte effacement; Ref., reference; HUS, hemolytic uremic syndrome; TTP, thrombocytopenic purpura; UTI, urinary tract infection; HC, hemorrhagic colitis.
†Clinical information and source are provided where known.
‡Symbols indicate presence (+) or absence (–) of the eae gene.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.