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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.ORCID: 0000-0002-9480-4733, Hart, J., Gottardo, N.G, Eyre, D.W, Crook, D.W and Riley, T.V. (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.

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