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Clostridium difficile mixed infection and reinfection.

Abstract:

Isolates from consecutive Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) fecal samples underwent multilocus sequence typing. Potential reinfections with different genotypes were identified in 88/560 (16%) sample pairs taken 1 to 1,414 days (median, 24; interquartile range [IQR], 1 to 52 days) apart; odds of reinfection increased by 58% for every doubling of time between samples. Of 109 sample pairs taken on the same day, 3 (3%) had different genotypes. Considering samples 0 to 7 days apart as the same...

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10.1128/jcm.05177-11

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
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Journal:
Journal of clinical microbiology
Volume:
50
Issue:
1
Pages:
142-144
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1098-660X
ISSN:
0095-1137
URN:
uuid:11748925-5d57-419d-a271-2d7351fea379
Source identifiers:
206076
Local pid:
pubs:206076

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