Clostridium perfringens has been associated with necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) which is a serious disease of neonates. Our study describes the novel use of selective tryptose sulfite cycloserine with egg yolk agar (TSC-EYA) during a nursery outbreak. This medium provides a rapid, sensitive and accurate presumptive identification of C. perfringens.
Kotsanas, D., Carson, J., Awad, M. M., Lyras, D., Rood, J. I., Jenkin, G. A., ... Korman, T. (2010). Novel use of tryptose sulfite cycloserine egg yolk agar for isolation of Clostridium perfringens during an outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis in a neonatal unit. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(11), 4263 - 4265. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01724-10