Detection of Clostridium difficile in faeces by direct gas liquid chromatography.

Abstract

Stool specimens examined for the presence of Clostridium difficile and its cytotoxin were screened by gas liquid chromatography for the presence of volatile fatty acids and p-cresol. Twenty seven of 110 (25%) stools yielded C difficile or cytotoxin; iso-valeric acid was detected in 63/110 (57%) and iso-caproic acid in 18/110 (16%) stools. Para-cresol was… (More)

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@article{Levett1984DetectionOC, title={Detection of Clostridium difficile in faeces by direct gas liquid chromatography.}, author={Paula Levett}, journal={Journal of clinical pathology}, year={1984}, volume={37 2}, pages={117-9} }