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Anaerobe. 2014 Dec;30:153-5. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2014.09.020. Epub 2014 Oct 7.

A case of imported Clostridium difficile PCR-ribotype 027 infection within the Czech Republic which has a high prevalence of C. difficile ribotype 176.

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1
Department of Medical Microbiology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital, Czech Republic; Department of Paediatric Neurology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital, Czech Republic. Electronic address: marcela.krutova@seznam.cz.
2
Department of Medical Microbiology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital, Czech Republic.
3
Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
4
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and University Hospital in Plzen, Czech Republic.
5
Hesse State Health Office, Centre for Health Protection, Dillenburg, Germany.

Abstract

The first case of Clostridium difficile RT027 infection in the Czech Republic (CZ) was identified. The patient had been hospitalised in Germany prior to moving to CZ. Multiple-Locus Variable number tandem repeat Analysis revealed a genetic relatedness between the patient's isolate and RT027 isolate collected in the German hospital.

KEYWORDS:

C. difficile infection; Capillary electrophoresis; Clostridium difficile; MLVA; PCR ribotype 027; PCR ribotype 176

PMID:
25300750
DOI:
10.1016/j.anaerobe.2014.09.020
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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