Objectives:The aim of this study was to investigate virulence associated characteristics characteristics in UPEC isolates derived from urine specimens, and to investigate the distribution of the pathogenicity islands virulence markers (PAIs) among the isolates in relation to their antibiotic susceptibility pattern.
Patients and Methods:A total of 50
Results:We found a high number of PAI markers such as PAI ICFT073, PAI IICFT073, PAI I536, PAI IV536, PAI II J96, and PAI II536 significantly associated with UPEC. High level of resistance to Aztreonam, Co-trimoxazole, Cefpodoxime, and Cefotaxime was found among the UPEC isolates.
Conclusions:This observation is of special value considering that the UPEC pathotype constitutes an emerging group of enteropathogens, particularly, in our county. Knowledge of the molecular details of Uropathogenic
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