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Bacteremia with a large clostridial toxin-negative, binary toxin-positive strain of Clostridium difficile

Elliott, B., Reed, R., Chang, B.J. and Riley, T.V. (2009) Bacteremia with a large clostridial toxin-negative, binary toxin-positive strain of Clostridium difficile. Anaerobe, 15 (6). pp. 249-251.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anaerobe.2009.08.006
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Abstract

Bacteremia caused by Clostridium difficile is rare. In this report, we describe a case of C. difficile bacteremia caused by an unusual strain of C. difficile. The isolate contained neither toxin A nor B genes, however, binary toxin genes were present (tcdA-, tcdB-, cdtA+, cdtB+) and a 7.2-kb element unrelated to the PaLoc was found inserted within the PaLoc integration site. The clinical relevance of the isolate could not be determined.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Copyright: © 2009 Elsevier Ltd
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/35353
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