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Molecular Characterization of Toxigenic Clostridium difficile in a Northern Italian Hospital

Overview of attention for article published in Current Microbiology, September 2014
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Title
Molecular Characterization of Toxigenic Clostridium difficile in a Northern Italian Hospital
Published in
Current Microbiology, September 2014
DOI 10.1007/s00284-014-0690-9
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Authors

Francesco G. De Rosa, Paolo Cavallerio, Silvia Corcione, Caterina Parlato, Lucina Fossati, Roberto Serra, Giovanni Di Perri, Rossana Cavallo

Abstract

Clostridium difficile is responsible for more than 90 % of cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis. The most important virulence factors are two toxins called enterotoxin A and cytotoxin B; some C. difficile strains contain the C. difficile binary toxin (CDT). The aim of our study was to prospectively analyze C. difficile clinical isolates in a single center to determine the molecular features of collected strains. Among the 252 isolates, 217 were A + B + (86.1 %), 33 were A + B + cdt + (13.1 %) and 2 were A - B + (0.8 %). There were 15 different ribotypes with a predominance of 018.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 8 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 25%
Professor 1 13%
Student > Bachelor 1 13%
Other 1 13%
Researcher 1 13%
Other 2 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 25%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 13%
Physics and Astronomy 1 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 13%
Other 1 13%

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#9,381,524
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#1,031
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#140,431
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#22
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