Table 1 Recurrence of E. coli strains in patient UTI343 treated with phosphomycin (summary of results)

From: Possible role of L-form switching in recurrent urinary tract infection

DonationCFU/ml routine cultureL-forms observedTreatment for UTIStrains identified by routine cultureStrains identified following filtration
17 × 104YESAST144 
21 × 105YES ST144ST144
31 × 105YES ST144ST144
41 × 105YES ST144 
5300YESCST144
ST782
ST144
ST782
6CLEARYESPho  
71 × 105YES ST144 
81 × 105YES ST144ST144
91 × 105YES ST144 
101 × 105YES ST144 
115 × 104YESCST144
ST782
ST782
12NDNDNDNDND
  1. First column indicates donation number. Second column contains the number of E. coli bacteria detected in each sample by a routine clinical culture method. Column three indicates whether structures reassembling L-forms were detectable by phase contrast microscopy in the urine samples immediately after they arrived at the lab. Column four shows whether the patient was treated with antibiotics for UTI: A-amoxicillin, C-cephalexin, Pho-phosphomycin. Column five shows which strains were identified by MLST in the samples from routine culture. Column six shows which strains were identified by MLST in the samples cultured following filtration
  2. ND not done (sample not provided for this study)