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Coexistence of multiple multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis subtypes of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027 strains within fecal specimens.

Tanner, Hannah E and Hardy, Katherine J and Hawkey, Peter M (2010) Coexistence of multiple multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis subtypes of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027 strains within fecal specimens. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48 (3). pp. 985-7. ISSN 1098-660X.

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Abstract

We investigated whether multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) typing could identify different subtypes of Clostridium difficile ribotype 027 within the same feces specimen. Five of 39 specimens yielded at least one isolate with an MLVA profile different (more than five summed tandem repeat differences) from that of other isolates in the same specimen, thereby potentially obscuring epidemiological links between C. difficile infection cases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WC Communicabable diseases
Divisions: Clinical Support > Infection Control
Clinical Support > Infectious Diseases
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Depositing User: Sophie Rollason
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 13:22
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 13:22
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/31

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