The possibility that the small intestine may represent a reservoir for Clostridium difficile was studied, using segments of human jejunum collected at necropsy. Our results (three of 100 specimens positive for C difficile culture) support the hypothesis that C difficile can be found in human jejunum and that it adheres to the normal mucosa as a resident bacterium. These findings suggest that gastrointestinal disease caused by C difficile has an endogenous origin

Isolation of Clostridium difficile from human jejunum: identification of a reservoir for disease? / G. P., Testore; Nardi, Francesco; S., Babudieri; M., Giuliano; DI ROSA, Roberta; Panichi, Giovanni. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY. - ISSN 0021-9746. - STAMPA. - 39(1986), pp. 861-862. [10.1136/jcp.39.8.861]

Isolation of Clostridium difficile from human jejunum: identification of a reservoir for disease?

NARDI, Francesco;DI ROSA, Roberta;PANICHI, Giovanni
1986

Abstract

The possibility that the small intestine may represent a reservoir for Clostridium difficile was studied, using segments of human jejunum collected at necropsy. Our results (three of 100 specimens positive for C difficile culture) support the hypothesis that C difficile can be found in human jejunum and that it adheres to the normal mucosa as a resident bacterium. These findings suggest that gastrointestinal disease caused by C difficile has an endogenous origin
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