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Two cases of Clostridium difficile infection in unrelated oncology patients attributable to a single clone of C. difficile PCR ribotype 126

Knight, D.R, Riley, T.V., Crook, D.W, Gottardo, N.G, Hart, J. and Eyre, D.W (2015) Two cases of Clostridium difficile infection in unrelated oncology patients attributable to a single clone of C. difficile PCR ribotype 126. JMM Case Reports, 2 (3).

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Abstract

Clostridium difficile is a significant gastrointestinal pathogen and a leading cause of life-threatening diarrhoea in the developed world. Antibiotic therapy and immunodeficiency are key risk factors for C. difficile infection (CDI); consequently, oncology patients are at high risk.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Microbiology Society
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/33604
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