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extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli

Strains of Escherichia coli that possess virulence traits which allow them to invade, colonize, and induce disease in tissues outside of the gastrointestinal tract. They are a cause of urinary tract infections (uropathogenic Escherichia coli); neonatal meningitis; sepsis; pneumonia; and surgical wound infection.
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