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Increasing prevalence of toxin A-negative, Toxin B-positive isolates of Clostridium difficile in Korea: Impact on laboratory diagnosis

Kim, H., Riley, T.V., Kim, M., Kim, C.K., Yong, D., Lee, K., Chong, Y. and Park, J.-W. (2008) Increasing prevalence of toxin A-negative, Toxin B-positive isolates of Clostridium difficile in Korea: Impact on laboratory diagnosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 46 (3). pp. 1116-1117.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01188-07
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Abstract

Of 462 Korean Clostridium difficile isolates, 77.5% were toxin B positive but 21.4% were toxin A negative (A- B+). The binary toxin gene was detected in nine isolates. A higher fluoroquinolone resistance of A- B+ strains may contribute to the increase of these strains. Toxin A detection alone may underdiagnose C. difficile-associated disease.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Copyright: © 2008 American Society for Microbiology
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/35368
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