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Molecular characterization and antimicrobial susceptibilities of Clostridium difficile clinical isolates from Victoria, Australia

Mackin, K.E., Elliott, B., Kotsanas, D., Howden, B.P., Carter, G.P., Korman, T.M., Riley, T.V., Rood, J.I., Jenkin, G.A. and Lyras, D. (2015) Molecular characterization and antimicrobial susceptibilities of Clostridium difficile clinical isolates from Victoria, Australia. Anaerobe, 34 . pp. 80-83.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anaerobe.2015.05.001
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Abstract

Some Australian strain types of Clostridium difficile appear unique, highlighting the global diversity of this bacterium. We examined recent and historic local isolates, finding predominantly toxinotype 0 strains, but also toxinotypes V and VIII. All isolates tested were susceptible to vancomycin and metronidazole, while moxifloxacin resistance was only detected in recent strains.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Academic Press
Copyright: © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/33580
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