E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 3, 2024

Pathotypes of Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Producing Escherichia Coli Isolated from “Suya” Sold in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Author(s): Danladi WD, Ishaleku D, Ngwai YB, James AA, Eko KO, Anzaku S


Escherichia coli (E. coli) can be pathogenic and non-pathogenic. Pathogenic E. coli, like other pathogenic bacteria, expresses virulence genes. This study screened extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing E. coli (ESBL-EC) isolated from “Suya” sold in Nasarawa State, Nigeria for diarrhegenic E. coli (DEC) pathotypes. A total of fourteen (14) ESBL-ECs pathotypes were identified by means of the amplification of DEC genes using multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (mPCR). The prevalence of DEC pathotypes was: 5(35.7%) EPEC; 4(28.6%) EPEC/EHEC, 2(14.3%) EAEC; 2(14.3%) STEC/EHEC and 1(7.1%) EHEC. This study has established “Suya” as reservoir of diarrhegenic E. coli and a potential source of E. coli diarrheal infections.

Keywords: ''Suya'', Escherichia coli, Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase, Pathotypes

Pages: 1411-1415

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