Bacteremia with a large clostridial toxin-negative, binary toxin-positive strain of Clostridium difficile

B. Elliott, R. Reed, Barbara Chang, Thomas Riley

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Abstract

Bacteremia caused by Clostridium difficile is rare. In this report, we describe a case of C. difficile bacteremia caused by an unusual strain of C. difficile. The isolate contained neither toxin A nor B genes, however, binary toxin genes were present (tcdA−, tcdB−, cdtA+, cdtB+) and a 7.2-kb element unrelated to the PaLoc was found inserted within the PaLoc integration site. The clinical relevance of the isolate could not be determined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-251
JournalAnaerobe
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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