Community Carriage of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli is Associated with Strains of Low Pathogenicity: a Swedish Nationwide Study

Objectives: Community carriage of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli (EPE) is common worldwide and there is a need to understand the connection between carriage and infection.We compared the molecular characteristics of EPE among Swedish community carriers with those of EPE causing invasive infections.

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