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Global Distribution and Epidemiologic Associations of Escherichia coli Clonal Group A, 1998-2007

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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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.3201/eid1711.110488
Access Rights: Open Access


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