Molecular epidemiology of endemic Clostridium difficile infection.

@article{Fawley2001MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of endemic Clostridium difficile infection.},
  author={Warren N. Fawley and Mark H. Wilcox},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2001},
  volume={126 3},
  pages={343-50}
}
This is the first study to provide a comprehensive insight into the molecular epidemiology of endemic Clostridium difficile and particularly that associated with a recently recognized epidemic strain. We DNA fingerprinted all C. difficile isolates from the stools of patients with symptomatic antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and from repeated samples of the inanimate ward environment on two elderly medicine hospital wards over a 22-month period. Notably, C. difficile was not recoverable from… CONTINUE READING

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