Emergence of Clostridium difficile NAP1 in Latin America
Quesada Gómez, Carlos
Rodríguez Sánchez, César
Gamboa Coronado, María del Mar
Rodríguez Cavallini, Evelyn
Mulvey, Michael R.
Villalobos Zúñiga, Manuel Antonio
Boza Cordero, Ricardo
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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.
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