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Asymptomatic Clostridium difficile colonization in two Australian tertiary hospitals, 2012–2014: prospective, repeated cross-sectional study

Furuya Kanamori, Luis; Clements, Archie; Foster, NF; Huber, CA; Hong, S; Harris-Brown, T; Yakob, Laith; Paterson, D L; Riley, T V


To investigate the prevalence and risk factors for asymptomatic toxigenic (TCD) and nontoxigenic Clostridium difficile (NTCD) colonization in a broad cross section of the general hospital population over a 3-year period. Patients without diarrhoea admitted to two Australian tertiary hospitals were randomly selected through six repeated cross-sectional surveys conducted between 2012 and 2014. Stool specimens were cultured under anaerobic conditions, and C. difficile isolates were tested for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.08.030


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