Clonal Spread of Enterotoxigenic <i>Escherichia coli</i> O128:H45 Strain in the Neonate Unit
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Enterotoxigenic <i>Escherichia coli</i> (ETEC) has the potential to cause nosocomial infantile diarrhea in a hospital setting. We detected 12 ETEC serotype O128:H45 isolates from diarrheal neonates in our neonatal unit from July through October 2012. These infants developed hospital-acquired and epidemiologically related diarrhea. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis and multilocus sequence typing of these 12 isolates suggested that a specific clone of ETEC serotype O128:H45-CS21-ST2332 caused nosocomial diarrhea among neonates. Of concern, this ETEC clone strain was resistant to multiple drugs, particularly third-generation cephalosporins.
- Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 69(2), 127-130, 2016
National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases Editorial Committee