Table 5

 Statistical relationship between the presence of virulence factors in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and control subjects

DiseaseVirulence factorp Value
IBD⩾2 adhesins0.03*
IBDB2+D0.04*
IBDAdhesins0.07
IBDSPATE(s)+adhesin(s)0.15
GenotypeVirulence featurep Value
APEC, avian pathogenic E coli; IBD, inflammatory bowel disease; SPATE, serine protease autotransporters.
*p<0.05, **p<0.01.
B2+DSPATE(s)+adhesin(s)0.002**
B2+DAdhesins0.04*
B2+DSPATE0.02*
B2+DAPEC0.04*