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Research Article

Living with Cat and Dog Increases Vaginal Colonization with E. coli in Pregnant Women

  • Jakob Stokholm,

    Affiliation: Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Naestved Hospital, Naestved, Denmark

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  • Susanne Schjørring,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiological Surveillance and Research, Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Louise Pedersen,

    Affiliation: Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Naestved Hospital, Naestved, Denmark

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  • Anne Louise Bischoff,

    Affiliation: Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Nilofar Følsgaard,

    Affiliation: Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Charlotte G. Carson,

    Affiliation: Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Bo Chawes,

    Affiliation: Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Klaus Bønnelykke,

    Affiliation: Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Anne Mølgaard,

    Affiliation: Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Karen A. Krogfelt,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiological Surveillance and Research, Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Hans Bisgaard mail

    bisgaard@copsac.com

    Affiliation: Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Published: September 25, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046226

About the Authors

Jakob Stokholm, Louise Pedersen
Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Naestved Hospital, Naestved, Denmark
Anne Louise Bischoff, Nilofar Følsgaard, Charlotte G. Carson, Bo Chawes, Klaus Bønnelykke, Anne Mølgaard, Hans Bisgaard
Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark
Susanne Schjørring, Karen A. Krogfelt
Department of Microbiological Surveillance and Research, Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

Corresponding Author

Email: bisgaard@copsac.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS SS LP ALB NF CGC BLKC KB AM KAK HB Performed the experiments: JS SS LP ALB NF CGC BLKC KB AM KAK HB Analyzed the data: JS HB Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JS SS KAK HB Wrote the manuscript: JS SS LP ALB NF CGC BLKC KB AM KAK HB.