TABLE 3.

Distribution of the hemolysin genes hlyA and sheA and relevant phenotypesa

Strain (total no.)No. of strains:
Carrying hlyACarrying sheALacking hlyA and sheA
K-12 (5)05 [0]NA
ECOR (72)9 [7]0NA
055 [0]NA
008 [0]
Extraintestinal clinical isolates (540)
    Urinary tract infection (486)169 [148]0NA
0229 [2]NA
0088 [0]
    Genital tract infection (8)5 [5]0NA
01 [0]NA
002 [0]
    Respiratory tract infection (21)12 [7]0NA
01 [0]NA
008 [0]
    Blood culture (19)7 [7]0NA
010 [0]NA
002 [0]
    Abdominal wound (6)5 [5]0NA
001 [0]
    Subtotal198 [172]241 [2]101 [0]
Fecal isolates (110)8 [6]0NA
094 [0]NA
008 [0]
    Total (727)215 [185]395 [2]117 [0]
  • a Brackets indicate the number of isolates with a hemolytic phenotype. NA, not applicable.