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Table 1 Distribution of pathotypes in E. coli faecal isolates

From: High frequency of hybrid Escherichia coli strains with combined Intestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli (IPEC) and Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) virulence factors isolated from human faecal samples

Pathotype ExPECa All IPECb Otherc IPEC VF onlyd IPEC/EXPECe
Number 50 115 3 7 108
Percent 29.7% 68.5% 1.8% 4.2% 64.3%
  1. aNumber of isolates with ExPEC VAGs only
  2. bNumber of isolates containing an IPEC VAG
  3. cTwo isolates positive for the ehaG gene only, and one isolate negative for all 33 markers
  4. dNumber of isolates with IPEC VAGs exclusively
  5. eNumber of isolates positive for combinations of both IPEC and ExPEC VAGs