TABLE 2.

Clonal groups (STs and ST complexes) identified among 110 Escherichia coli clinical isolates from cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and/or spontaneous bacteremia

Phylogenetic groupST complexST (no. of isolates)Virulence gene profilea
B2ST95ST95 (13)papAH, papC, papEF, papG, fimH, vat, iroN, fyuA, ire, iutA, kpsM II, cvac, usp, traT, ompT, iss
ST73ST73 (8)papC, papEF, papG, sfa/foc, fimH, hra, hlyA, cnf1, pic, vat, iroN, fyuA, kpsM II, usp, ompT
ST14ST14 (3), ST550 (2), ST1604 (2)papG, fimH, sat, vat, fyuA, kpsM II, usp, traT, ompT
ST12ST12 (3)papAH, papC, papEF, papG, sfa/foc, fimH, hra, hlyA, cnf1, vat, iroN, fyuA, kpsM II, rfc, usp, ompT
NAbST131 (3)iha, fimH, sat, fyuA, kpsM II, usp, traT, ompT
NAST141 (2)papAH, papC, papEF, papG, sfa/foc, fimH, hra, hlyA, cnf1, vat, iroN, fyuA, kpsM II, usp, ompT
AST10ST10 (3), ST167 (2), ST1312 (1), ST1487 (1)
ST23ST88 (4)papAH, papC, afaE8, bmaE, fimH, hra, fyuA, iutA
DST69ST69 (3)fimH, kpsMT III, traT, ompT
NAST117 (2)fimH, vat, iroN, fyuA, ire, traT, ompT, iss
ST394ST394 (2)fimH, ompT
  • a Genes are listed when they were present in ≥65% of isolates within the indicated group. Those in boldface were present in all isolates within the indicated group.

  • b NA, not assigned (no ST complex assigned on the E. coli MLST website).