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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Aug;14(8):1287-90. doi: 10.3201/eid1408.071082.

Analysis of collection of hemolytic uremic syndrome-associated enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli.

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  • 1Institute for Hygiene and the National Consulting Laboratory on Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Münster, Germany. mellmann@uni-muenster.de

Abstract

Multilocus sequence typing of 169 non-O157 enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) isolated from patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) demonstrated 29 different sequence types (STs); 78.1% of these strains clustered in 5 STs. From all STs and serotypes identified, we established a reference panel of EHEC associated with HUS (HUSEC collection).

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10.3201/eid1408.071082
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