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Table 5 C. difficile colony counts in rectal swab samples

From: Establishment of a gnotobiotic pig model of Clostridioides difficile infection and disease

Gn Pig ID PBS control C. difficile UK1-inoculated
Gp4-1-21 Gp4-2-21 Gp4-3-21 Gp4-4-21 Gp4-5-21 Gp4-6-21 Gp4-7-21 Gp4-8-21 Gp4-9-21
PID0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PID2 0 0 0 0 1.2 × 102 1.68 × 104 1.2 × 102 6.48 × 105 2.88 × 104
PID4 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 × 103 3.96 × 104 1.44 × 105 TMTC
PID5 0 0 0 0 3.72 × 104 1.08 × 104 4.98 × 104 1.2 × 103 1.44 × 104
  1. Numbers of C. difficile colonies were measured using rectal swab samples collected at PID 0, PID 2, PID 4, and PID 5. No colonies were detected in the feces of PBS control pigs. C. difficile could be detected in the feces of all UK1-inoculated pigs at various points during the study
  2. TMTC too many colonies to count