TABLE 3.

Bacterial traits significantly associated with blood source among 82 fecal or blood isolates of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli from veterans

TraitaPrevalence of trait (no. [%]) in isolates:P value (fecal vs blood isolates)
Total (n = 82)Fecal (n = 31)Blood (n = 51)
papEF58 (71)17 (55)41 (80)0.02
pic10 (12)7 (23)3 (6)0.037
ireA24 (29)5 (16)19 (37)0.048
ompT58 (68)9 (29)47 (92)<0.001
H7 fliC allele24 (29)14 (45)10 (20)0.02
  • a Note that traits shown are those that yielded P < 0.05. Definitions are as in Table 1, footnotes a and b. The newly detected trait (pic) is shown in bold type.