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Urinary Tract Infection and fimH Gene in Escherichia coli

Author(s): Ali Shojaeiani | Jamile Nowrouzi | Parviz Pakzad

Journal: Iranian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
ISSN 1680-0192

Volume: 18;
Issue: 61;
Start page: 33;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Type I fimbriae | E. coli | fimH gene | Kidney stone | PCR | Antibiogram

AbstractBackground and objective: E. coli is considered causes of urinary tract infection (UTI) and the majority part of nosocomial infections. This bacterium for having pathogenicity effects is necessary to have virulence factors. One of this factors is fimH (Type I fimbriae). The aim of this research “Study of prevalence of fimH gene in Escherichia coli isolated from patients with and without kidney stone.Materials and methods: A total of 70 urinary samples of stricken with UTI of referred to Ttaleghani Hospital, 42 urinary samples were contaminated with E. coli. Then, is accomplished antibiogram with 9 conventional antibiotics for all of the bacteria. The presence of fimH gene was investigated by PCR. Results: A total of 70 urinary samples were collected, 42 samples (60%) were contaminated with Escherichia coli. Of 42 samples, 12 samples (28.6%) have had kidney stone & 30 samples (71.4%) have not had kidney stone (P
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