Clinical significance of Escherichia albertii

Tadasuke Ooka, Kazuko Seto, Kimiko Kawano, Hideki Kobayashi, Yoshiki Etoh, Sachiko Ichihara, Akiko Kaneko, Junko Isobe, Keiji Yamaguchi, Kazumi Horikawa, Tânia A. Gomes, Annick Linden, Marjorie Bardiau, Jacques G. Mainil, Lothar Beutin, Yoshitoshi Ogura, Tetsuya Hayashi

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Abstract

Discriminating Escherichia albertii from other Enterobacteriaceae is difficult. Systematic analyses showed that E. albertii represents a substantial portion of strains currently identified as eae-positive Escherichia coli and includes Shiga toxin 2f-producing strains. Because E. albertii possesses the eae gene, many strains might have been misidentified as enterohemorrhagic or enteropathogenic E. coli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-492
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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