Rapid Typing of Pili of Pathogenic Escherichia coli by Dispersive Immunoelectron Microscopy

  • H. Gelderblom
  • L. Beutin
  • D. Hadjiyiannis
  • H. Reupke


The enterobacterium Escherichia coli constitutes part of the ubiquitous normal human gut flora. Certain serotypes of E. coli are intestinal pathogens and were classified in enteropathogenic, enteroinvasive, and enterotoxigenic strains. These represent severe health hazards for humans and animals, especially in developing countries. In addition some strains of E. coli are known to cause disease of the human urinary tract, i.e. cystitis, pyelitis, and ultimately pyelonephritis.


Negative Staining Human Urinary Tract Bacterial Body Rapid Typing Enterotoxigenic Strain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Gelderblom
  • L. Beutin
  • D. Hadjiyiannis
  • H. Reupke
    • 1
  1. 1.Robert-Koch-Institut des BundesgesundheitsamtesBerlin 65Germany

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