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Table 4 Association of genotypic patterns with endogenous and exogenous infections in E. faecalis strains using RAPD-PCR assay

From: Genetic relatedness of the Enterococcus faecalis isolates in stool and urine samples of patients with community-acquired urinary tract infection

Genotypic patterns Endogenous UTIs
n = 17
Exogenous UTIs
n = 46
Total p value
esp+, efbA+, asa+, ace+, cyl+, gelE+ 11 (64.7%) 14 (30.4%) 25 0.02
esp+, efbA+, asa+, ace+, cyl+ 0 (0%) 6 (13%) 6 0.17
esp+, efbA+, asa+, ace+, gelE+ 1 (5.8%) 9 (19.5%) 10 0.26
esp+, efbA+, ace+, cyl+, gelE+ 0 (0%) 1 (2.1%) 1 1
efbA+, asa+, ace+, cyl+, gelE+ 0 (0%) 2 (4.3%) 2 1
efbA+, asa+, ace+, gelE+ 2 (11.7%) 6 (13%) 8 1
esp+, efbA+, ace+, gelE+ 3 (17.6%) 4 (8.6%) 7 0.39
efbA+, ace+, gelE+ 0 (0%) 4 (8.6%) 4 0.56
esp+, efbA+, gelE+ 0 (0%) 1 (2.1%) 1 1
  1. + , gene present. Italic face indicates values that are significant (p < 0.05)
  2. esp, Enterococcal surface protein; asa1, Aggregation substance; ace, Adhesion of collagen of enterococci; cyl, Cytolysin; gelE, Gelatinase; efbA, Pav A-like fibronectin-binding protein