Epidemiological explorations on Clostridium difficile Infection

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Epidemiological explorations on Clostridium difficile Infection

Type: Doctoral thesis
Title: Epidemiological explorations on Clostridium difficile Infection
Author: Goorhuis, Abraham
Publisher: Department Medical Microbiology/Center for Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine / Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Leiden University
Issue Date: 2011-10-12
Keywords: Cattle breeding industry
Clostridium difficile
MLVA
Molecular typing techniques
Mortality
PCR-ribotypes 027 and 078
Risk factors
Abstract: This thesis describes the epidemiology of emerging infections with Clostridium difficile. Outbreaks of severe disease with high mortality were found to be associated with certain types of this bacterium and type specific risk factors were identified. Moreover, highly discriminatory typing techniques were useful in understanding clonal disseminations across healthcare institutions.
Description: Promotores: J.T. van Dissel, A.C.M. Kroes, Co-promotor: E.J. Kuijper
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: LUMC
Citation: Goorhuis, A., 2011, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789090263472
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/17925
 

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