Nosocomial infection with Clostridium difficile investigated by pyrolysis mass spectrometry.

Abstract

Fifty-eight isolates of Clostridium difficile from two distinct outbreaks were examined for inter-strain similarity by pyrolysis mass spectrometry (PMS). The first outbreak began on a geriatric acute unit and spread to a long stay geriatric facility. PMS analysis showed that most isolates from both sites were indistinguishable. Isolates obtained in the… (More)

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