PCR ribotyping of clinically important Clostridium difficile strains from Hungary

E. Urbán, J. S. Brazier, J. Sóki, E. Nagy, B. I. Duerden

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Isolates of Clostridium difficile from different hospital wards at the University Hospital of Szeged in Hungary were typed by PCR amplification of rRNA intergenic spacer regions (PCR ribotyping). A total of 15 different ribotypes was detected among the 65 isolates tested. The predominant type, PCR ribotype 087, accounted for 39% of all isolates, in contrast with an international typing study where ribotype 001 was the most common. Two non-toxigenic C. difficile strains were found to exhibit the same pattern, which was distinct from those of all the ribotypes described previously, suggesting that this is a new type.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1082-1086
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of medical microbiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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