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Comparison of Common Molecular Typing Methods for Differentiation of Clostridium difficile Strains in the Study of Hospital Acquired Diarrhea

Masoumeh Azimirad 1 , 2 , Masoud Alebouyeh 1 , * , Marjan Rashidan 3 , Mohammad Mehdi Aslani 4 and Mohammad Reza Zali 5
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1 Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases Research Center, Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Basic and Molecular Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 School of Medicine, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
4 Microbiology Department, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
5 Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Research Center, Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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  • Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: 13 (5); e61030
  • Published Online: September 29, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: August 29, 2017
  • Revised: May 20, 2018
  • Accepted: June 10, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/archcid.61030

To Cite: Azimirad M , Alebouyeh M, Rashidan M, Aslani M M, Zali M R. Comparison of Common Molecular Typing Methods for Differentiation of Clostridium difficile Strains in the Study of Hospital Acquired Diarrhea, Arch Clin Infect Dis. Online ahead of Print ; 13(5):e61030. doi: 10.5812/archcid.61030.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
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