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  1. Content type: Research

    Salmonella enterica, serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis), an important zoonotic foodborne pathogen, can affect the microbiota of the chicken intestine and cause many enteric diseases, such as acute gastroenterit...

    Authors: Liying Liu, Lili Lin, Linna Zheng, Hui Tang, Xinzhong Fan, Nianguo Xue, Min Li, Min Liu and Xianyao Li

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:34

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  2. Content type: Genome Report

    Enterococci are commensal bacteria in the mammalian gastrointestinal tract which play an important role in the production of various fermented foods. Thus, certain enterococcal strains are commonly used as probio...

    Authors: Bailiang Li, Smith Etareri Evivie, Da Jin, Yueyue Meng, Na Li, Fenfen Yan, Guicheng Huo and Fei Liu

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:32

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  3. Content type: Research

    Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most prevalent pathogens and a causative agent of a variety of infections in humans and animals. A total of 640 samples were collected from healthy animals and patients from 20...

    Authors: Baoguang Liu, Huarun Sun, Yushan Pan, Yajun Zhai, Tian Cai, Xiaoling Yuan, Yanling Gao, Dandan He, Jianhua Liu, Li Yuan and Gongzheng Hu

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:31

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  4. Content type: Research

    Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) infections caused primarily by S. Enteritidis and S. Typhimurium particularly in immunocompromised hosts have accounted for a large percentage of fatalities in developed nations. An...

    Authors: Shilpa Ray, Susmita Das, Pritam Kumar Panda and Mrutyunjay Suar

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:30

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  5. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Over the years, genetic profiling of the gut microbiome of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) using genome sequencing has suggested over-representation of several bacterial taxa. However, little is known ab...

    Authors: Siok-Fong Chin, Putri Intan Hafizah Megat Mohd Azlan, Luqman Mazlan and Hui-min Neoh

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:29

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  6. Content type: Research

    Gut colonization with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) is associated with poor outcomes. This study evaluated the impact of VRE colonization on subsequent acquisition of enteric pathogens.

    Authors: Jordan E. Axelrad, Benjamin Lebwohl, Edward Cuaresma, Ken Cadwell, Peter H. R. Green and Daniel E. Freedberg

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:28

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  7. Content type: Research

    Rotaviruses are the major causes of pediatric gastroenteritis worldwide. The genotypic distribution of rotavirus strains shows temporal and geographical fluctuations, and knowledge of the molecular epidemiolog...

    Authors: Su-Kyung Lee, Seoheui Choi, Seon-Hee Shin, Eun Jin Lee, Jungwon Hyun, Jae-Seok Kim and Hyun Soo Kim

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:27

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  8. Content type: Research

    The intestinal mucous layer is a physical barrier that limits the contact between bacteria and host epithelial cells. There is growing evidence that microbiota-produced metabolites can also be specifically sen...

    Authors: Jean-Félix Sicard, Philippe Vogeleer, Guillaume Le Bihan, Yaindrys Rodriguez Olivera, Francis Beaudry, Mario Jacques and Josée Harel

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:26

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    Tigecycline is an ‘immature’ antibiotic for children. We report the youngest surviving patient who received a complete tigecycline treatment, and no significant adverse effects occurred in the patient.

    Authors: Cheng Peng, Xiaofeng Wang, Jiangwei Zhang, Yi Jiang and Xinlin Hou

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:25

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  10. Content type: Research

    Extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL)-producing extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli infections are of global interest because of their clinical and economic impact. The ESBL resistance genes disseminate...

    Authors: Amit Ranjan, Julia Scholz, Torsten Semmler, Lothar H. Wieler, Christa Ewers, Stefanie Müller, Derek J. Pickard, Peter Schierack, Karsten Tedin, Niyaz Ahmed, Katharina Schaufler and Sebastian Guenther

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:24

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  11. Content type: Short report

    Adherent invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC) are suspected to be involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases. Since AIEC was first described in 1999, despite important progress on its genomic and imm...

    Authors: Oumaïra Rahmouni, Cécile Vignal, Marie Titécat, Benoît Foligné, Benjamin Pariente, Laurent Dubuquoy, Pierre Desreumaux and Christel Neut

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:23

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    Takayasu’s arteritis (TA) is a large-vessel vasculitis pathologically characterized by granulomatous necrotizing vasculitis with giant cells. Although the cause of TA is still unclear, genetic factors as well ...

    Authors: Mikihiro Fujiya, Shin Kashima, Yuya Sugiyama, Takuya Iwama, Masami Ijiri, Kazuyuki Tanaka, Keitaro Takahashi, Katuyoshi Ando, Yoshiki Nomura, Nobuhiro Ueno, Takuma Goto, Kentaro Moriichi, Yusuke Mizukami, Toshikatsu Okumura, Junpei Sasajima, Daisuke Fujishiro…

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:22

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  13. Content type: Genome Report

    Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Saintpaul (S. Saintpaul) is an important gut pathogen which causes salmonellosis worldwide. Although intestinal salmonellosis is usually self-limiting, it can be li...

    Authors: Yichen Ding, Ye Htut Zwe, Seow Fong Chin, Gurjeet S. Kohli, Daniela I. Drautz-Moses, Michael Givskov, Jorgen Schlundt, Stephan C. Schuster, Hyun-Gyun Yuk and Liang Yang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:20

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  14. Content type: Research

    The change from non-molecular to nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) is known to increase the detection of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI); however, the impact on stool rejection policies in clinical l...

    Authors: J. Goret, J. Blanchi, P. Floch, O. Peuchant, D. Chrisment, R. Sanchez, H. Biessy, R. Lemarié, D. Leyssene, B. Loutfi, S. Mimouni, T. Flao, C. Bébéar and F. Mégraud

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:19

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  15. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Helicobacter fennelliae (H. fennelliae) is associated with human gastroenteritis; however, H. fennelliae was isolated and confirmed by phenotypic and genotypic identification from a non-diarrheal child stool samp...

    Authors: Supaporn Ruksasiri, Woradee Lurchachaiwong, Patcharawalai Wassanarungroj, Oralak Serichantalergs, Chiek Sivhour, Nou Samon, Sovann Ly, Lon Chanthap, Ladaporn Bodhidatta and John Crawford

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:18

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  16. Content type: Research

    Eradication rate for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) has decreased due to antibiotic resistance. Therefore, new strategies are needed to enhance H. pylori eradication, especially for H. pylori with high antibioti...

    Authors: Su-Mi Lee, Seon-Young Park, Moon-Ju Kim, Eun-Ae Cho, Chung-Hwan Jun, Chang-Hwan Park, Hyun-Soo Kim, Sung-Kyu Choi and Jong-Sun Rew

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:16

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  17. Content type: Short Report

    Cyclospora cayetanensis is a coccidian parasite associated with large and complex foodborne outbreaks worldwide. Linking samples from cyclosporiasis patients during foodborne outbreaks with suspected contaminated...

    Authors: G. R. Gopinath, H. N. Cinar, H. R. Murphy, M. Durigan, M. Almeria, B. D. Tall and A. J. DaSilva

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:15

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  18. Content type: Research

    Mongolia has not only the second highest incidence rate but also the highest mortality rate for gastric cancer globally. In addition to gastric cancer, ulcerative disease complications are also life threatenin...

    Authors: Oyuntsetseg Khasag, Gantuya Boldbaatar, Tserentogtoh Tegshee, Davaadorj Duger, Azzaya Dashdorj, Tomohisa Uchida, Takeshi Matsuhisa and Yoshio Yamaoka

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:14

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  19. Content type: Research

    Campylobacter jejuni is considered as a chicken commensal. The gut microbiota and the immune status of the host may affect its colonization. Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) is an immunosuppressive virus of...

    Authors: Li Li, Colin Pielsticker, Zifeng Han, Tereza Kubasová, Ivan Rychlik, Bernd Kaspers and Silke Rautenschlein

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:13

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  20. Content type: Research

    The root extract of Rhodiola rosea has historically been used in Europe and Asia as an adaptogen, and similar to ginseng and Shisandra, shown to display numerous health benefits in humans, such as decreasing fati...

    Authors: Khachik E. Labachyan, Dara Kiani, Evgueni A. Sevrioukov, Samuel E. Schriner and Mahtab Jafari

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:12

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  21. Content type: Research

    Malonate utilization, an important differential trait, well recognized as being possessed by six of the seven Cronobacter species is thought to be largely absent in Cronobacter sakazakii (Csak). The current study...

    Authors: Gopal R. Gopinath, Hannah R. Chase, Jayanthi Gangiredla, Athmanya Eshwar, Hyein Jang, Isha Patel, Flavia Negrete, Samantha Finkelstein, Eunbi Park, TaeJung Chung, YeonJoo Yoo, JungHa Woo, YouYoung Lee, Jihyeon Park, Hyerim Choi, Seungeun Jeong…

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:11

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  22. Content type: Research

    Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is a serious public health threat as infections caused by these strains are more difficult and expensive to treat. Livestock serv...

    Authors: Devin B. Holman, Shawn M. D. Bearson, Bradley L. Bearson and Brian W. Brunelle

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:10

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  23. Content type: Research

    Atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (aEPEC) is regarded as a globally emerging enteropathogen. aEPECs exhibit various level of resistance to a range of antibiotics, which is increasing alarmingly. The pres...

    Authors: Yanmei Xu, Hui Sun, Xiangning Bai, Shanshan Fu, Ruyue Fan and Yanwen Xiong

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:8

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  24. Content type: Research

    Norovirus (NoV), a member of the Caliciviridae, is now recognized as the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) worldwide. Globally, the GII.4 Sydney_2012 variant has predominated in NoV-related AGE sinc...

    Authors: Caoyi Xue, Lifeng Pan, Weiping Zhu, Yuanping Wang, Huiqin Fu, Chang Cui, Lan Lu, Sun Qiao and Biao Xu

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:7

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  25. Content type: Research

    The role of rotavirus as main etiologic agent of diarrhea has been well documented worldwide, including in Venezuela. However, information about the prevalence of gastrointestinal viruses such as calicivirus, ...

    Authors: Ana C. Alcalá, Kriss Pérez, Ruth Blanco, Rosabel González, Juan E. Ludert, Ferdinando Liprandi and Esmeralda Vizzi

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:6

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  26. Content type: Genome Report

    Lactobacillus rhamnosus Pen is a human endogenous strain with well-documented health promoting properties that is used for production of probiotics. It has a long safety history of application, and its effectiven...

    Authors: Piotr Jarocki, Marcin Podleśny, Mariusz Krawczyk, Agnieszka Glibowska, Jarosław Pawelec, Elwira Komoń-Janczara, Oleksandr Kholiavskyi, Michał Dworniczak and Zdzisław Targoński

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:5

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  27. Content type: Research

    The present study was conducted to investigate the possible association between gut microbes and immunity among healthy middle-aged and elderly individuals in southwest China. A total of 148 healthy adults age...

    Authors: Xi Shen, Junjie Miao, Qun Wan, Shuyue Wang, Ming Li, Fangfang Pu, Guoqing Wang, Wei Qian, Qian Yu, Francesco Marotta and Fang He

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:4

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  28. Content type: Review

    The commensal, symbiotic, and pathogenic microbial community which resides inside our body and on our skin (the human microbiome) can perturb host energy metabolism and immunity, and thus significantly influen...

    Authors: Dachao Liang, Ross Ka-Kit Leung, Wenda Guan and William W. Au

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:3

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  29. Content type: Genome Report

    Janibacter melonis and other member of this genus are known to cause bacteremia and serious clinical comorbidities, but there is no study reporting about pathogenicity attributes of J. melonis. Janibacter terrae ...

    Authors: Atul Munish Chander, Rakesh Kochhar, Devinder Kumar Dhawan, Sanjay Kumar Bhadada and Shanmugam Mayilraj

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:2

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  30. Content type: Genome Report

    Lactobacillus pentosus SLC13 is a high exopolysaccharide (EPS)-producing strain with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity and the ability to grow in simulated gastrointestinal conditions. SLC13 was isolated from...

    Authors: Min-Lang Huang, Jing-Yao Huang, Cheng-Yen Kao and Tony J. Fang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:1

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  31. Content type: Research

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) causes a diversity of gastric diseases. Rapid urease tests (RUT) are well established for the point-of-care, invasive diagnosis of H. pylori infection. ...

    Authors: Werner Dolak, Ceren Bilgilier, Alexander Stadlmann, Judith Leiner, Andreas Püspök, Wolfgang Plieschnegger, Franz Siebert, Friedrich Wewalka, Rainer Schöfl, Ursula Huber-Schönauer, Christian Datz, Susanne Biowski-Frotz, Christoph Högenauer, Christiane Schrutka-Kölbl, Athanasios Makristathis, Maximilian Schöniger-Hekele…

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:78

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  32. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Of 48 bacteria belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae tested from urban sludge samples, one Escherichia coli isolate was resistant to colistin and possessed the resistance marker gene mcr-1 found for the firs...

    Authors: Aminul Islam, Zillur Rahman, Shirajum Monira, Md. Anisur Rahman, Andrew Camilli, Christine M. George, Niyaz Ahmed and Munirul Alam

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:77

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  33. Content type: Research

    The ability of Shigella to invade, colonize, and eventually kill host cells is influenced by many virulence factors. However, there is no analysis of related genes in Jiangsu Province of China so far. Shigella fl...

    Authors: Wenting Fan, Huimin Qian, Wenkang Shang, Chen Ying, Xuedi Zhang, Song Cheng, Bing Gu and Ping Ma

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:76

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  34. Content type: Research

    Salmonella is recognized as a common bacterial cause of foodborne diarrheal illness worldwide, and animal or its food products have been the most common vehicles of the Salmonella infe...

    Authors: Mei Long, Hua Yu, Li Chen, Guoyan Wu, Siyue Zhao, Wenwen Deng, Shujuan Chen, Kang Zhou, Shuliang Liu, Li He, Xiaoling Ao, Yubao Yan, Menggen Ma, Hongning Wang, Margaret A. Davis, Lisa Jones…

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:74

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  35. Content type: Research

    After an environmental disaster, the affected community is at increased risk for persistent abdominal pain but mechanisms are unclear. Therefore, our study aimed to determine association between abdominal pain...

    Authors: NurFadhilah Yusof, Nurhazwani Hamid, Zheng Feei Ma, Rona Marie Lawenko, Wan Mohd Zahiruddin Wan Mohammad, Deirdre A. Collins, Min Tze Liong, Toshitaka Odamaki, Jinzhong Xiao and Yeong Yeh Lee

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:75

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  36. Content type: Research

    The present research was conducted to investigate the influence of a low, single dose of LPS, which does not result in any clinical symptoms of intoxication on the expression of selected neuropeptides within t...

    Authors: Anita Mikołajczyk, Sławomir Gonkowski and Dagmara Złotkowska

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:73

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  37. Content type: Correction

    In the original version of this article [1], published on 17 November 2017, Table 2 contains an error: the first “T” in the first sequence in the column ‘Consensus direct repeats (CDRs) sequences’ has been incorr...

    Authors: Khotchawan Bangpanwimon, Jaksin Sottisuporn, Pimonsri Mittraparp-arthorn, Warattaya Ueaphatthanaphanich, Attapon Rattanasupar, Christine Pourcel and Varaporn Vuddhakul

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:72

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    The original article was published in Gut Pathogens 2017 9:65

  38. Content type: Research

    Many Escherichia coli strains are considered to be a component of the normal flora found in the human and animal intestinal tracts. While most E. coli strains are commensal, some strains encode virulence factors ...

    Authors: Yan Feng, Anthony Mannion, Carolyn M. Madden, Alton G. Swennes, Catherine Townes, Charles Byrd, Robert P. Marini and James G. Fox

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:71

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  39. Content type: Genome Report

    Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive anaerobe and the leading cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea worldwide. The emergence of ribotype 027 (RT027) strains is associated with in...

    Authors: Haruo Suzuki, Masaru Tomita, Pei-Jane Tsai, Wen-Chien Ko, Yuan-Pin Hung, I-Hsiu Huang and Jenn-Wei Chen

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:70

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  40. Content type: Genome Report

    The aim of this study was to generate a reference set of Salmonella enterica genomes isolated from wildlife from the United States and to determine the antimicrobial resistance and virulence gene profile of the i...

    Authors: Milton Thomas, Gavin John Fenske, Linto Antony, Sudeep Ghimire, Ronald Welsh, Akhilesh Ramachandran and Joy Scaria

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:66

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  41. Content type: Research

    Recent advances in next-generation sequencing technologies have enabled comprehensive analysis of the gut microbiota, which is closely linked to the health of the host. Consequently, several studies have explo...

    Authors: Junhyung Kim, Jae-Uk An, Woohyun Kim, Soomin Lee and Seongbeom Cho

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:68

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  42. Content type: Genome Report

    Vibrio vulnificus, an opportunistic pathogen, is the causative agent of life-threatening septicemia and severe wound infections. However, the pathogenicity and virulence factors of V. ...

    Authors: Junhang Pan, Yi Sun, Wenwu Yao, Haiyan Mao, Yanjun Zhang and Muyuan Zhu

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:67

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  43. Content type: Research

    Many bacteria and archaea possess a defense system called clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) associated proteins (CRISPR-Cas system) against invaders such as phages or plasmids....

    Authors: Khotchawan Bangpanwimon, Jaksin Sottisuporn, Pimonsri Mittraparp-arthorn, Warattaya Ueaphatthanaphanich, Attapon Rattanasupar, Christine Pourcel and Varaporn Vuddhakul

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:65

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Gut Pathogens 2017 9:72

  44. Content type: Short report

    The waterborne diarrheagenic bacterium Vibrio cholerae, cause of the pandemic cholera disease, thrives in a variety of environments ranging from estuarine waters to the human intestinal tract. This species has tw...

    Authors: Andrés Fuentes Flores, Ignacio Sepúlveda Cisternas, José Ignacio Vásquez Solis de Ovando, Alexia Torres and Víctor Antonio García-Angulo

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:64

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  45. Content type: Case report

    Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) leads to the onset of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and a wide range of gastrointestinal pathologies. Currently, CDI is one of the most imp...

    Authors: Marina Muñoz, Milena Camargo, Dora Inés Ríos-Chaparro, Paula Gómez, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo and Juan David Ramírez

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:63

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