Virulence determinants and genetic diversity of adherent-invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC) strains isolated from patients with Crohn's disease

Abdelhalim K. A. , UZEL A. , ÜNAL N. G.

MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS, cilt.145, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Adherent invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC) are implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) particularly Crohn's disease (CD). The aim of this study is to isolate, identify, genotype, and characterize the virulence factors and the clinical significance of AIEC strains.