Diversity in prevalent PCR ribotypes of clinical strains of C. difficile

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/311704
Title:
Diversity in prevalent PCR ribotypes of clinical strains of C. difficile
Authors:
Brabazon, E; Carton, M; Sheehan, R; Finnegan, P; Bedford, D
Affiliation:
HSE North East
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/311704
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
In 2009, a programme of Clostridium difficile ribotyping was established in the north east. The aim of this project was to profile circulating ribotypes in the region. In all, 50 notified north east Clostridium difficile cases were ribotyped. The majority of cases occurred in patients over 70 years and in hospital in-patients. The most common ribotype identified was O27 (n=12, 24%) and O05 (n=8, 16%). Ribotype O78 was also detected (n=5, 10%). Comparison with a 2009 national ribotyping study demonstrated that there were a number of ribotypes identified in the north east that were not identified during the national study and visa versa. The results of this study point to the existence of regional variation in circulating Clostridium difficile strains in Ireland. A reference facility for Ireland is urgently required to provide a central point for enhanced testing and epidemiological analysis of national and regional Clostridium difficile trends.
Keywords:
INFECTION CONTROL
Local subject classification:
INFECTIOUS DISEASES; PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; HEALTH PROTECTION; CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE; HEALTH SERVICE PLANNING

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBrabazon, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarton, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorSheehan, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorFinnegan, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBedford, Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-22T10:13:17Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-22T10:13:17Z-
dc.date.issued2014-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/311704-
dc.descriptionIn 2009, a programme of Clostridium difficile ribotyping was established in the north east. The aim of this project was to profile circulating ribotypes in the region. In all, 50 notified north east Clostridium difficile cases were ribotyped. The majority of cases occurred in patients over 70 years and in hospital in-patients. The most common ribotype identified was O27 (n=12, 24%) and O05 (n=8, 16%). Ribotype O78 was also detected (n=5, 10%). Comparison with a 2009 national ribotyping study demonstrated that there were a number of ribotypes identified in the north east that were not identified during the national study and visa versa. The results of this study point to the existence of regional variation in circulating Clostridium difficile strains in Ireland. A reference facility for Ireland is urgently required to provide a central point for enhanced testing and epidemiological analysis of national and regional Clostridium difficile trends.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subject.otherINFECTIOUS DISEASESen_GB
dc.subject.otherPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen_GB
dc.subject.otherHEALTH PROTECTIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherCLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILEen_GB
dc.subject.otherHEALTH SERVICE PLANNINGen_GB
dc.titleDiversity in prevalent PCR ribotypes of clinical strains of C. difficileen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHSE North Easten_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
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