Characterisation and Carriage Ratio of Clostridium difficile Strains Isolated from a Community-Dwelling Elderly Population in the United Kingdom

@inproceedings{Miyajima2011CharacterisationAC,
  title={Characterisation and Carriage Ratio of Clostridium difficile Strains Isolated from a Community-Dwelling Elderly Population in the United Kingdom},
  author={F{\'a}bio Miyajima and Paul Roberts and Andrew Swale and Valerie Price and Maureen Jones and Michael S. Horan and Nick J Beeching and Jonathan Brazier and Christopher K. Parry and Neil Pendleton and Munir Pirmohamed},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Community-associated Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) appears to be an increasing problem. Reported carriage rates by C. difficile are debatable with suggestions that primary asymptomatic carriage is associated with decreased risk of subsequent diarrhoea. However, knowledge of potential reservoirs and intestinal carriage rates in the community, particularly in the elderly, the most susceptible group, is limited. We have determined the presence of C. difficile in the faeces of a… CONTINUE READING
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