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Folia Microbiol (Praha). 2015 Nov;60(6):541-4. doi: 10.1007/s12223-015-0392-0. Epub 2015 May 3.

Clostridium difficile ribotype 078 cultured from post-surgical non-healing wound in a patient carrying ribotype 014 in the intestinal tract.

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1
Department of Medical Microbiology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, V Uvalu 84, 150 06, Prague 5, Czech Republic.
2
Department of Medical Microbiology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, V Uvalu 84, 150 06, Prague 5, Czech Republic. marcela.krutova@seznam.cz.
3
DNA Laboratory, Department of Child Neurology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic. marcela.krutova@seznam.cz.
4
Spinal Cord Unit, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic.
5
Department of Medical Microbiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, Netherlands.

Abstract

Extra-intestinal infections caused by Clostridium difficile are rare. The risk of extra-intestinal infections associated with C. difficile may be particularly relevant in environments contaminated with C. difficile spores. This paper describes the case of a non-diarrheic patient colonized with C. difficile ribotype 014 in the intestinal tract who developed a post-surgical wound infection by C. difficile ribotype 078. The infection responded to metronidazole administered first intravenously and then orally. This case indicates that C. difficile may not only be related to diarrheic diseases, but also to infections of non-healing wounds, especially in situations when C. difficile is the only isolated pathogen.

PMID:
25935201
DOI:
10.1007/s12223-015-0392-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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