Emergence of Clostridium difficile Ribotype 027 in Korea

  title={Emergence of Clostridium difficile Ribotype 027 in Korea},
  author={Sooyoung Kwon and Yangsoon Lee and Hee-Won Moon and Chae Seung Lim and Kyungwon Lee and Yunsop Chong},
  booktitle={The Korean journal of laboratory medicine},
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has markedly risen and is associated with hypervirulent ribotype 027 outbreaks in North America and Europe since 2003. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of ribotype 027 among C. difficile isolates in Korea, to characterize the ribotype 027 isolates, and to determine the clinical severity of CDI in patients infected with these isolates. METHODS A total of 1,251 isolates of C. difficile recovered from stool specimens of… CONTINUE READING


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