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

P. C. 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
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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