There are many species of E. ecoli. Although Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing E. coli is associated with GI related illnesses, this organism has been seen as a cause of UTI which is demonstrated in the article below.
- Toval F, Schiller R, Meisen I, et al. Characterization of Urinary Tract Infection-Associated Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli. Payne SM, ed. Infect Immun. Published online August 25, 2014:4631-4642. doi:10.1128/iai.01701-14