Molecular characterization and antimicrobial susceptibilities of Clostridium difficile clinical isolates from Victoria, Australia

K.E. Mackin, Briony Elliott, D. Kotsanas, B.P. Howden, G.P. Carter, T.M. Korman, Thomas Riley, J.I. Rood, G.A. Jenkin, D. Lyras

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    Abstract

    © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Some Australian strain types of Clostridium difficile appear unique, highlighting the global diversity of this bacterium. We examined recent and historic local isolates, finding predominantly toxinotype 0 strains, but also toxinotypes V and VIII. All isolates tested were susceptible to vancomycin and metronidazole, while moxifloxacin resistance was only detected in recent strains.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)80-83
    JournalAnaerobe
    Volume34
    Early online date2 May 2015
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

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