Comparison of media for screening of diarrheic stools for the recovery of Clostridium difficile

Peter Charles Iwen, S. J. Booth, G. L. Woods

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Abstract

Recoveries of Clostridium difficile from stool specimens by using three media, cycloserine-mannitol agar (M-CMA), cycloserine-mannitol-blood agar (M-CMBA), and cycloserine-cefoxitin agar (M-CCA), were compared. Of 321 clinical specimens, 37 yielded C. difficile. Thirty-four were positive on M-CCA, 21 were positive on M-CMA, and 20 were positive on M-CMBA. M-CCA recovered significantly more C. difficile than did M-CMBA or M-CMA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2105-2106
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume27
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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Cycloserine
Clostridium difficile
Agar
Mannitol
Cefoxitin

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Comparison of media for screening of diarrheic stools for the recovery of Clostridium difficile. / Iwen, Peter Charles; Booth, S. J.; Woods, G. L.

In: Journal of clinical microbiology, Vol. 27, No. 9, 01.01.1989, p. 2105-2106.

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