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J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Oct;49(10):3656-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.05115-11. Epub 2011 Aug 24.

Quantification of Clostridium difficile in antibiotic-associated-diarrhea patients.

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Department of Medical Microbiology, Stavanger University Hospital, Postbox 8100, 4068 Stavanger, Norway. napa@sus.no

Abstract

Comparing culture- and non-culture-based methods for quantifying Clostridium difficile in antibiotic-associated-diarrhea patients, we found that the real-time PCR method correlated well with quantitative culture and was more sensitive. A positive association between the population levels of C. difficile and the presence of its toxins was found.

PMID:
21865427
PMCID:
PMC3187345
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.05115-11
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