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

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


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).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli / classification
  • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli / genetics*
  • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli / isolation & purification*
  • Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Phylogeny