1659Relapse vs Reinfection. Evaluation of Clostridium difficile Isolates from Incident and Recurrent Infections, Minnesota 2009-2011

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Background. Recurrent Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) can be challenging. Recent studies suggest patients with recurrent infections are more likely to have a relapse of their previous strain type than be infected with a new strain of C. difficile, particularly those patients infected with the NAP1 strain. We used PFGE to type and compare 2009-2011… (More)

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