Molecular characterization and antimicrobial susceptibilities of Clostridium difficile clinical isolates from Victoria, Australia

Kate E Mackin, Briony Elliott, Despina Kotsanas, Benjamin P Howden, Glen P Carter, Tony M Korman, Thomas V Riley, Julian I Rood, Grant A Jenkin, Dena Lyras

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Abstract

Some Australian strain types of Clostridium difficile appear unique, highlighting the global diversity of this bacterium. We examined recent and historic local isolates, finding predominantly toxinotype 0 strains, but also toxinotypes V and VIII. All isolates tested were susceptible to vancomycin and metronidazole, while moxifloxacin resistance was only detected in recent strains.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80 - 83
Number of pages4
JournalAnaerobe
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Mackin, Kate E ; Elliott, Briony ; Kotsanas, Despina ; Howden, Benjamin P ; Carter, Glen P ; Korman, Tony M ; Riley, Thomas V ; Rood, Julian I ; Jenkin, Grant A ; Lyras, Dena. / Molecular characterization and antimicrobial susceptibilities of Clostridium difficile clinical isolates from Victoria, Australia. In: Anaerobe. 2015 ; Vol. 34. pp. 80 - 83.
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In: Anaerobe, Vol. 34, 2015, p. 80 - 83.

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