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    Virulence Studies of Clostridium difficile
    Authors:  Michael B. Francis and Joseph A. Sorg, date: 12/20/2013, view: 7575, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Clostridium difficile (a Gram-positive, spore-forming, strict anaerobe) can colonize antibiotic-treated hosts (McFarland, 2008). Antibiotics alter the composition of the normal, benign microbial flora which leads to loss of colonization resistance (Wilson and Perini, 1988; Antonopoulos et al., 2009). C. difficile spores ...



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