Novel use of tryptose sulfite cycloserine egg yolk agar for isolation of Clostridium perfringens during an outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis in a neonatal unit

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4263 - 4265
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume48
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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