Within-household sharing of a fluoroquinolone-resistant escherichia coli sequence type st131 strain causing pediatric osteoarticular infection

James R. Johnson, John T. Anderson, Connie Clabots, Brian Johnston, Michael Cooperstock

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Abstract

A fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli strain of sequence type ST131 caused severe septic arthritis and contiguous osteomyelitis in an 8-month-old girl, and colonized the girl's healthy mother, who shared a different fecal E. coli strain with the father. Within-household transmission can contribute to the dissemination of the emerging, multidrug-resistant ST131 clonal group, which has evident invasive potential for otherwise-healthy children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-475
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010

Keywords

  • Escherichia coli infections
  • Fluoroquinolone resistance
  • ST131
  • Septic arthritis
  • Transmission

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