Molecular characterization of toxin A-negative, toxin B-positive variant strains of Clostridium difficile isolated in Korea

Sue Jung Kim, Heejung Kim, Younghee Seo, DongEun Yong, Seokhoon Jeong, Yunsop Chong, Kyungwon Lee

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Abstract

A-B+ Clostridium difficile strains are prevalent in Korea. We performed pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), polymerase chain reaction ribotyping, and toxinotyping in 82 A-B+ clinical isolates in Korea. PFGE showed highest discriminatory capability among the 3 methods. By PFGE, persistence of a clone was found, suggesting this clone has adapted to the hospital environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-201
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume67
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1

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Clostridium difficile
Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis
Korea
Clone Cells
Ribotyping
Polymerase Chain Reaction

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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