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Infection

, 39:371 | Cite as

Two case reports of Clostridium difficile bacteremia, one with the epidemic NAP-1 strain

  • J. Hemminger
  • J.-M. Balada-Llasat
  • M. Raczkowski
  • M. Buckosh
  • P. Pancholi
Case Report

Abstract

Clostridium difficile bacteremia is rare. Here, we report two cases of C. difficile bacteremia in patients with significant underlying gastrointestinal pathology. In one case, the bacteremia was caused by the North American pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) type 1 (NAP-1) strain, which is responsible for recent outbreaks of C. difficile infections of increased severity.

Keywords

Clostridium difficile Bacteremia BI/NAP-1 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank Dr. Limbago’s laboratory at the CDC for performing the molecular characterization of the C. difficile strains.

Conflict of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Hemminger
    • 1
  • J.-M. Balada-Llasat
    • 1
  • M. Raczkowski
    • 1
  • M. Buckosh
    • 1
  • P. Pancholi
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Microbiology, Department of PathologyThe Ohio State University Medical Center, University Hospitals EastColumbusUSA

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