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Table 2 Comparison of virulence genes present in E. coli isolates from 287 patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria or symptomatic urinary tract infection

From: Patient characteristics but not virulence factors discriminate between asymptomatic and symptomatic E. coli bacteriuria in the hospital

Variable Asymptomatic bacteriuria (n = 110) Symptomatic urinary tract infection (n = 177) p value
  n (%) n (%)  
chuA 90 (81.8) 149 (84.2) 0.6
fyuA 91 (82.7) 147 (83.1) 0.9
ompT 83 (75.5) 146 (82.5) 0.15
usp 79 (71.8) 117 (66.1) 0.3
kpsMT (group II capsule) 59 (53.6) 95 (53.7) 1.0
iucD 49 (44.5) 89 (50.3) 0.3
iha 51 (46.4) 70 (39.5) 0.3
sat 43 (39.1) 75 (42.4) 0.6
prf (P family of fimbriae) 28 (25.5) 51 (28.8) 0.5
iroN 25 (22.7) 40 (22.6) 1.0
hlyA 19 (17.3) 38 (21.5) 0.4
sfa 20 (18.2) 30 (16.9) 0.8
cnf1 13 (11.8) 20 (11.3) 0.9
Dr 6 (5.5) 14 (7.9) 0.4