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Postoperative urinary infections caused by Escherichia coli
  1. K. A. Bettelheim1,
  2. C. Dulake2,
  3. Joan Taylor
  1. Salmonella Reference Laboratory, Colindale, London
  2. King's College Hospital, London


    Serological and biochemical classification of Esch. coli from the rectum and vagina of patients who developed a urinary infection after operation and the insertion of a self-retaining catheter showed that 13/20 urinary infections were caused by a type which had been present before operation in the rectum, vagina, or both.

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    • 1 Present addresses: Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College, London.

    • 2 Present addresses: Public Health Laboratory, St Luke's Hospital, Guildford.