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Clostridium difficile: Investigating transmission patterns between infected and colonized patients using whole genome sequencing

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Background Whole genome sequencing (WGS) studies can enhance our understanding of the role of patients with asymptomatic Clostridium difficile colonization in transmission. Methods Isolates obtained from patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and colonization identified in a study conducted during 2006 - 2007 at six Canadian hospitals underwent typing by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, multilocus sequence typing, and WGS. Isolates from incide... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/cid/ciy457

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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X-Academic Groups
Department:
BRC Biomedical Research Centre
Corbeil, J More by this author
Raymond, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
X-Academic Groups
Department:
BRC Biomedical Research Centre
ORCID:
0000-0002-0412-8509
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Fonds de la recherche en sante du Quebec More from this funder
Canadian Institutes of Health Research More from this funder
Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec More from this funder
Institut national de santé publique du Québec More from this funder
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
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Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
2
Pages:
204–209
Publication date:
2018-05-28
Acceptance date:
2018-04-12
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
Pubs id:
pubs:835705
URN:
uri:5d6071d4-b168-42ca-84e0-5b3ca4bd60f4
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