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Table 3 Characteristics associated to virulence in DAEC strains possessing Afa/Dr genes isolated from children and adults

From: Diffusely adherent Escherichia colistrains isolated from children and adults constitute two different populations

  Strains isolated from N(%)
  Children Adults
Characteristic Diarrhea Control Diarrhea Control
traA 45 (90) 47 (81) 19 (70.3) 13 (86.6)
Cellulose 5 (10) 17 (29.3) 1 (3.7) 0
Curli 31 (62) 39 (67.2) 16 (59.2)a 1 (6.7)a
sat 23 (46) 11 (18.9) 18 (66.7) 13 (86.6)
TTSS 3 (6) 30 (51.7) 1 (3.7) 0
Motility 45 (90) 55 (94.8) 19 (70.3) 14 (93.3)
IL-8 secretion 14 (28) 31 (53.4) 0a 4 (26.6)a
Total 50 58 27 15
  1. aP < 0.05 (cases x control).