Occurrence of Bacteroides fragilis enterotoxin gene-carrying strains in Germany and the United States

Marina C. Claros, Zaida C. Claros, Yajarayma J. Tang, Stuart H Cohen, Joseph Silva, Ellie J C Goldstein, Arne C. Rodloff

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Abstract

Ninety-three Bacteroides fragilis isolates from different geographic locations were analyzed for the presence of an enterotoxin-encoding gene. It was shown that blood culture isolates were more likely to carry this gene than strains from other sources. All enterotoxin-positive strains belonged to the PCR fingerprint group I.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1996-1997
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume38
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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    Claros, M. C., Claros, Z. C., Tang, Y. J., Cohen, S. H., Silva, J., Goldstein, E. J. C., & Rodloff, A. C. (2000). Occurrence of Bacteroides fragilis enterotoxin gene-carrying strains in Germany and the United States. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 38(5), 1996-1997.