TABLE 4.

Association of clbB or clbN with other bacterial traits among 131 blood and fecal isolates of Escherichia coli from veterans

Category and traitaPrevalence of trait according to clbB or clbN status (no. [%])P value
clbB and clbN negative (n = 73)clbB and clbN positive (n = 58)
Adhesins
    papA, papC, papEF, or papG16 (22)48 (83)<0.001
    F7-2 papA allele0 (0)7 (12)0.003
    F10 papA allele3 (4)23 (40)<0.001
    F11 papA allele4 (5)12 (24)0.004
    F14 papA allele1 (1)8 (14)0.01
    papG allele II12 (16)30 (52)<0.001
    papG allele III2 (3)18 (31)<0.001
    sfa and/or focDE4 (5)31 (53)<0.001
    sfaS2 (2)11 (19)0.003
    focG3 (4)14 (24)0.001
    iha13 (18)22 (38)0.016
    hra13 (18)29 (50)<0.001
Toxins
    hlyD7 (10)32 (55)<0.001
    cnf13 (4)29 (50)<0.001
    cdtB0 (0)7 (12)0.003
    sat13 (18)24 (41)0.004
    pic3 (4)9 (16)0.03
    vat20 (27)58 (100)<0.001
Siderophores
    iroN13 (18)33 (57)<0.001
    fyuA33 (45)58 (100)<0.001
    ireA3 (4)22 (38)<0.001
    iutA19 (26)29 (50)0.006
Capsule
    kpsM II29 (40)55 (95)<0.001
    K1 kpsM variant11 (15)23 (40)0.002
    kfiC (K5 capsule)4 (5)10 (17)0.045
Miscellaneous
    usp23 (32)58 (100)<0.001
    traT33 (45)37 (64)0.037
    ompT23 (32)43 (74)<0.001
    H7 fliC variant3 (4)21 (36)<0.001
    malX23 (32)57 (98)<0.001
ExPEC (combination of above)24 (33)58 (100)<0.001
  • a Note that the traits shown are those that yielded P < 0.05. Definitions are as in Table 1, footnotes a and b. The newly detected traits are shown in bold type.