T. D. Wilkins

D. M. Lyerly2
J. H. Boone1
M. Goodykoontz1
R. A. Ribeiro1
2D. M. Lyerly
1J. H. Boone
1M. Goodykoontz
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We evaluated Clostridium difficile prevalence rates in 2,807 clinically indicated stool specimens stratified by inpatient (IP), nursing home patient (NH), outpatient (OP), age, gender, and specimen consistency using bacterial culture, toxin detection, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) ribotyping. Rates were determined based on the detection of toxigenic(More)
This study investigated the ability of Clostridium difficile toxin B, isolated from the VPI 10463 strain, to induce fever and neutrophilia in rats. Intravenous injection of toxin B (0.005-0.5 mug/kg) evoked a dose-dependent increase in body temperature. The febrile response to 0.5 mug/kg of the toxin started in 2.5 h, peaked at 5 h, and subsided fully(More)
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