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Prevalence of the <i>ermB</i> Gene in <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Strains Isolated at a University Teaching Hospital from 1987 through 1998

Yajarayma J. Tang-Feldman, Jeffrey P. Henderson, Grit Ackermann, Stephanie S. Feldman, Maxwell Bedley, Joseph Silva and Stuart H Cohen

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 10, pages 1537-1540
Published in print May 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/428835
Prevalence of the ermB Gene in Clostridium difficile Strains Isolated at a University Teaching Hospital from 1987 through 1998

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We analyzed 226 strains of Clostridium difficile for the presence of erythromycin ribosomal methylase B (ermB) genes. Forty-four strains (19.4%) carried ermB genes and were resistant to erythromycin. Toxin A and toxin B gene sequences were identified in 81.9% of these 44 strains. Strains of C. difficile that carry ermB genes are common etiologic agents of C. difficile-associated diarrhea.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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