Emergence of Clostridium difficile NAP1 in Latin America.

  title={Emergence of Clostridium difficile NAP1 in Latin America.},
  author={Carlos Quesada-G{\'o}mez and C{\'e}sar Rodr{\'i}guez and Mar{\'i}a del Mar Gamboa-Coronado and Evelyn Rodr{\'i}guez-Cavallini and Tim Du and Michael R. Mulvey and Manuel Villalobos-Z{\'u}{\~n}iga and Ricardo Boza-Cordero},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={48 2},
The NAP1 and NAP2 strains of Clostridium difficile have been linked to nosocomial outbreaks of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and pseudomembranous colitis in North American and European countries (4, 5). We found these strains, together with seven additional pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns, among 37 isolates recently recovered from patients with AAD in a Costa Rican hospital. Herein we present the macrorestriction patterns of the isolates as well as data regarding their… CONTINUE READING


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