TABLE 5.

Effect of the fimCf determinant on the ability to reach the cerebrospinal fluid in the neonatal rat model

StrainBacteremia (log CFU/ml of blood)aNo. of animals with positive cerebrospinal fluid culture/total
E. coli HB101(pSU19)5.31 ± 0.873/14b
E. coli HB101(pPH1)5.42 ± 0.7114/20
C. freundii 30096.33 ± 1.027/10
  • a Data are means ± standard deviations.

  • b P < 0.05 by Fisher's exact test.