Isolation of Clostridium innocuum from cases of recurrent diarrhea in patients with prior Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea

G. Ackermann, Y. J. Tang, S. S. Jang, Jr Silva J., A. C. Rodloff, Stuart H Cohen

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Abstract

Clostridium innocuum isolates resistant to vancomycin (MIC values of 16-24 μg/mL) were isolated from three patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile -associated diarrhea (CDAD). We discuss the clinical significance and problems associated with the identification and differentiation of these two clostridial species, which may result in misdiagnosis of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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