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Asymptomatic Clostridium difficile colonisation and onward transmission

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Combined genotyping/whole genome sequencing and epidemiological data suggest that in endemic settings only a minority of Clostridium difficile infection, CDI, is acquired from other cases. Asymptomatic patients are a potential source for many unexplained cases. Methods We prospectively screened a cohort of medical inpatients in a UK teaching hospital for asymptomatic C. difficile carriage using stool culture. Electronic and questionnaire data were used to determine risk factors for asymptomat...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0078445

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Public Library of Science
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PloS ONE More from this journal
Volume:
8
Issue:
11
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ARTN e78445
Publication date:
2013-11-12
Acceptance date:
2013-09-09
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1932-6203
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1932-6203
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English
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440253
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2014-02-08

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