Clonal dissemination of highly virulent extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli strains isolated from the urine of non-hospitalised patients in Zagreb region.

Vraneš, Jasmina and Marijan, Tatjana and Bedenić, Branka and Mlinarić-Džepina, Ana and Katić, Stjepan and Kalenić, Smilja (2008) Clonal dissemination of highly virulent extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli strains isolated from the urine of non-hospitalised patients in Zagreb region. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 31 (Supple). pp. 19-24. ISSN 0924-8579

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Abstract

Recent data suggest that extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli is an emergent cause of urinary tract infections in non-hospitalised patients in different countries. The aim of this study was to characterise ESBL-producing E. coli strains isolated from the urine of outpatients in the Zagreb region of Croatia. During the 5-month study period, a total of 2451 E. coli strains were isolated from the urine of non-hospitalised patients with significant bacteriuria. A total of 39 ESBL-producing E. coli strains (1.59%) were collected and characterised.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Community-Acquired Infections - epidemiology - microbiology ; Escherichia coli - classification - drug effects - isolation & purification ; Escherichia coli Infections - epidemiology - microbiology ; Urinary Tract Infections - epidemiology - microbiology ; beta-Lactamases - biosynthesis ; Adhesins, Bacterial - analysis ; Adolescent ; Adult ; Aged ; Anti-Bacterial Agents - pharmacology ; Bacterial Typing Techniques ; Child ; Child, Preschool ; Cluster Analysis ; Croatia - epidemiology ; DNA Fingerprinting ; Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field ; Epidemiology, Molecular ; Female ; Genotype ; Hemolysis ; Humans ; Infant ; Male ; Microbial Sensitivity Tests ; Middle Aged ; Serotyping ; Urine - microbiology
Departments: Katedra za bakteriologiju, virologiju i parasitologiju
Depositing User: Lea Škorić
Status: Published
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Vraneš, JasminaUNSPECIFIED
Marijan, TatjanaUNSPECIFIED
Bedenić, BrankaUNSPECIFIED
Mlinarić-Džepina, AnaUNSPECIFIED
Katić, StjepanUNSPECIFIED
Kalenić, SmiljaUNSPECIFIED
Date: February 2008
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/302

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