Evaluation of four different diagnostic tests to detect Clostridium difficile in piglets.

@article{Keessen2011EvaluationOF,
  title={Evaluation of four different diagnostic tests to detect Clostridium difficile in piglets.},
  author={Elisabeth C. Keessen and Nonke E M Hopman and Leo A M G van Leengoed and Alphons J. A. M. van Asten and C Hermanus and Ed J Kuijper and Len J A Lipman},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={1816-21}
}
Clostridium difficile is emerging as pathogen in both humans and animals. In 2000 it was described as one of the causes of neonatal enteritis in piglets, and it is now the most common cause of neonatal diarrhea in the United States. In Europe, C. difficile infection (CDI) in both neonatal piglets and adult sows has also been reported. Diagnosis of this infection is based on detection of the bacterium C. difficile or its toxins A and B. Most detection methods, however, are only validated for… CONTINUE READING

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