Inhibition of Clostridium difficile strains by intestinal Lactobacillus species.

@article{Naaber2004InhibitionOC,
  title={Inhibition of Clostridium difficile strains by intestinal Lactobacillus species.},
  author={Paul Naaber and Imbi Smidt and Jelena {\vS}t{\vs}epetova and Tatjana Brilene and Heidi Annuk and Marika Mikelsaar},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 Pt 6},
  pages={
          551-4
        }
}
Indigenous intestinal microflora (including lactobacilli) has an important role in protection against Clostridium difficile infection. To assess in vitro interaction between lactobacilli and C. difficile, antagonistic activity of 50 intestinal Lactobacillus spp. strains against 23 pathogenic C. difficile strains was determined. Phenotypic properties of C. difficile strains [production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and toxin A, and antimicrobial susceptibility] and lactobacilli (production… 

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