Rapid detection of Clostridium difficile toxins and laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infections

@article{Chen2016RapidDO,
  title={Rapid detection of Clostridium difficile toxins and laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infections},
  author={Shuyi Chen and Huawei Gu and Chunli Sun and Haiying Wang and Jufang Wang},
  journal={Infection},
  year={2016},
  volume={45},
  pages={255-262}
}
BackgroundClostridium difficile is an anaerobic, spore-forming and Gram-positive bacillus. It is the major cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea prevailing in hospital settings. The morbidity and mortality of C. difficile infection (CDI) has increased significantly due to the emergence of hypervirulent strains. Because of the poor clinical different between CDI and other causes of hospital-acquired diarrhea, laboratory test for C. difficile is an important intervention for diagnosis of CDI… Expand
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