Emergence and control of fluoroquinolone-resistant, toxin A-negative, toxin B-positive Clostridium difficile.

@article{Drudy2007EmergenceAC,
  title={Emergence and control of fluoroquinolone-resistant, toxin A-negative, toxin B-positive Clostridium difficile.},
  author={Denise Drudy and Norma Harnedy and S{\'e}amus Fanning and Margaret S Hannan and Lorraine Kyne},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={932-40}
}
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile is a major cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitalized patients. Between August 2003 and January 2004, we experienced an increase in the incidence of C. difficile-associated disease. We describe the investigation into and management of the outbreak in this article. METHODS A total of 73 consecutive patients with nosocomial C. difficile-associated diarrhea were identified. C. difficile isolates were characterized using toxin-specific enzyme immunoassays, a… CONTINUE READING