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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181c89bd7
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WITHIN-HOUSEHOLD SHARING OF A FLUOROQUINOLONE-RESISTANT ESCHERICHIA COLI SEQUENCE TYPE ST131 STRAIN CAUSING PEDIATRIC OSTEOARTICULAR INFECTION

Johnson, James R. MD*†; Anderson, John T. MD‡; Clabots, Connie BS*†; Johnston, Brian BA*†; Cooperstock, Michael MD§

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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.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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