Clonal Spread of Enterotoxigenic <i>Escherichia coli</i> O128:H45 Strain in the Neonate Unit

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Abstract

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.

Journal

  • 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

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005138551
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA1132885X
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1344-6304
  • NDL Article ID
    027211180
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-C450
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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