Kenneth L. Vosti, M.D.; Leonard M. Goldberg, M.D.; Lowell A. Rantz, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The ability to serologically identify some 140 different O groups has greatly facilitated the study of host-parasite interaction with infections due to E. coli. We studied 277 patients with infections of the urinary tract, blood, or other extra-intestinal sites. Our experience reveals that O groups 1, 4, 6, 25, 50, and 75 account for 60 to 70 per cent of the groupable strains among extra-intestinal specimens from diseased patients. Feces was the reservoir among 80% of patients with urinary tract infection: 66% of fecal specimens from diseased patients contained at least one of the common serogroups in contrast wih only
Vosti KL, Goldberg LM, Rantz LA. Host-Parasite Interaction among Infections Caused by Escherichia Coli.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:810. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-810_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):810.
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