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  • Disease
  • Clostridium difficile , a major nosocomial pathogen shown to be a primary cause of antibiotic-associated disease, has emerged as a highly transmissible and frequently antibiotic-resistant organism, causing a considerable burden on health care systems worldwide. (springer.com)
  • Authoritative and cutting-edge, Clostridium difficile: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal guide for scientists now in a position to gain an in-depth understanding of how this organism is transmitted and how it causes disease. (springer.com)
  • Clostridium difficile infection serves as a useful example for illustrating the significance of the relationship between the human microbiome and health and disease. (britannica.com)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), C. difficile infection (CDI) appears to be increasing rapidly in the United States and is disproportionately affecting older persons. (apic.org)
  • Disease caused by Clostridium difficile may be community onset or hospital onset. (omicsonline.org)
  • Methods
  • In Clostridium difficile: Methods and Protocols , expert researchers bring together the most recently developed methods for studying the organism, including techniques involving isolation, molecular typing, genomics, genetic manipulation, and the use of animal models. (springer.com)