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Title: Infections caused by clostridium difficile bacterium
Authors: Todorovic, Danijela
Jovicic B.
Rakovic, Ivana
Petrovic, Sara
Janicijevic K.
Journal: Medicinski Casopis
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Abstract: © 2015, Serbian Medical Society. All rights reserved. Toxigenic strains of Clostridium difficile are the major cause of intestinal tract diseases of hospitalized patients. For a long time, Clostridium difficile was considered to produce both types of toxins (A+/B+ strain). However, the investigations conducted in the last ten years point to the existence of clinically significant isolates which produce only toxin B, i.e. toxin A negative. Toxigenic strains Clostridium difficile are present in our country so this bacterium sort has to be considered in differential causal diagnosis of diarrhea syndrome. Considering that it can cause a difficult form of the disease, it is an obligation to establish the presence of some toxins in stool samples of patients and/or production of some toxins in liquid culture of isolates.
Type: Article
DOI: 10.5937/mckg49-7660
ISSN: 03501221
SCOPUS: 84932181176
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac
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