Two case reports of Clostridium difficile bacteremia, one with the epidemic NAP-1 strain.

Research paper by J J Hemminger, J-M JM Balada-Llasat, M M Raczkowski, M M Buckosh, P P Pancholi

Indexed on: 22 Apr '11Published on: 22 Apr '11Published in: Infection


Clostridium difficile bacteremia is rare. Here, we report two cases of C. difficile bacteremia in patients with significant underlying gastrointestinal pathology. In one case, the bacteremia was caused by the North American pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) type 1 (NAP-1) strain, which is responsible for recent outbreaks of C. difficile infections of increased severity.