Emergence of Clostridium difficile NAP1 in Latin America


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Authors: Quesada Gómez, Carlos, Rodríguez Sánchez, César, Gamboa Coronado, María del Mar, Rodríguez Cavallini, Evelyn, Du, Tim, Mulvey, Michael R., Villalobos Zúñiga, Manuel Antonio, Boza Cordero, Ricardo
Format: artículo
Publication Date:2010
Description:The NAP1 and NAP2 strains of Clostridium difficile have been linked to nosocomial outbreaks of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and pseudomembranous colitis in North American and European countries (4, 5). We found these strains, together with seven additional pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns, among 37 isolates recently recovered from patients with AAD in a Costa Rican hospital. Herein we present the macrorestriction patterns of the isolates as well as data regarding their toxin genotypes and susceptibility to selected antibiotics.
Institution:Universidad de Costa Rica
OAI Identifier:oai:https://www.kerwa.ucr.ac.cr:10669/75158
Online Access:http://jcm.asm.org/content/48/2/669
Access Level:acceso abierto
Keyword:Clostridium difficile
América Latina
589.958 Clostridium