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, vol.145, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 145
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.micpath.2020.104233
  • Title of Journal : MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS

Abstract

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.