Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Thailand

Papanin Putsathit

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    Clostridium difficile is an important aetiological agent of infectious diarrhoea. This thesis evaluates the performance of
    commercial diagnostic tests for diagnosing C. difficile infection (CDI) and provides a comprehensive examination of CDI in
    Thailand. Specifically, it investigates the prevalence, epidemiology and clinical characteristics of CDI in Thailand, and describes molecular characteristics and antibiotic susceptibility of C. difficile isolates obtained from hospitalised patients. This thesis also provides the first description of the prevalence, molecular epidemiology and antibiotic susceptibility of C. difficile in piglets, as well as the piggery environment and retail food products in Thailand.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    • Riley, Thomas, Supervisor
    • Chang, Barbara, Supervisor
    • Kiratisin, Pattarachai, Supervisor, External person
    Award date4 Aug 2017
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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