Johnson, James R.; Menard, Megan E.; Lauderdale, Tsai-Ling; Kosmidis, Chris; Gordon, David; Collignon, Peter; Maslow, Joel N.; Andrasevic, Arjana Tambic; Kuskowski, Michael A.
Escherichia coli clonal group A (CGA) was first reported in 2001 as an emerging multidrug-resistant extraintestinal pathogen. Because CGA has considerable implications for public health, we examined the trends of its global distribution, clinical associations, and temporal prevalence for the years 1998-2007. We characterized 2,210 E. coli extraintestinal clinical isolates from 32 centers on 6 continents by CGA status for comparison with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ) phenotype,...[Show more]
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