[Evaluation of four rapid methods for the investigation of the toxigenic capacity of Clostridium difficile strains isolated in a selective medium].

@article{Garca2000EvaluationOF,
  title={[Evaluation of four rapid methods for the investigation of the toxigenic capacity of Clostridium difficile strains isolated in a selective medium].},
  author={Am{\'o}s Garc{\'i}a and J L Firvida Perez and Angeles Pulido and Jordi Niub{\'o} and Paola P{\'e}rez and Rog{\'e}lio Martin},
  journal={Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={109-12}
}
BACKGROUND Use of selective Clostridium difficile culture as a diagnostic method for C. difficile associated disease requires to prove the toxigenic ability of the isolates. Toxin B detection by cell culture assay after growing the microorganism in enriched broth is the standard method, but it delays the final diagnosis for 3-5 days. This study compares retrospectively four rapid techniques for detecting these toxigenic C. difficile strains. METHODS 106 clinical isolates of C. difficile (72… CONTINUE READING

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