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.
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- Microbiology (medical)