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Comparison of multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis and whole-genome sequencing for investigation of Clostridium difficile transmission.

Abstract:

No study to date has compared multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) and whole-genome sequencing (WGS) in an investigation of the transmission of Clostridium difficile infection. Isolates from 61 adults with ongoing and/or recurrent C. difficile infections and 17 asymptomatic carriage episodes in children (201 samples), as well as from 61 suspected outbreaks affecting 2 to 41 patients in 31 hospitals in the United Kingdom (300 samples), underwent 7-locus MLVA and WGS in para...

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10.1128/jcm.01095-13

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Fawley, WN More by this author
Griffiths, D More by this author
Stoesser, NE More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of clinical microbiology
Volume:
51
Issue:
12
Pages:
4141-4149
Publication date:
2013-12-05
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EISSN:
1098-660X
ISSN:
0095-1137
URN:
uuid:58204169-9b9e-4dd7-ada8-206342f73a5d
Source identifiers:
434253
Local pid:
pubs:434253

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