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Clostridium difficile [klo-STRID-ee-um dif-uh-SEEL] is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis.
The Texas Clostridium difficile Ribotyping Project
The University of Houston (UH) College of Pharmacy is collaborating with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on a one year project to:
- Learn more regarding genetic variations in C. difficile;
- Identify geographical differences in C. difficile using fluorescent PCR ribotyping
- Assess the incidence and severity of disease associated with CDI within Texas.
Results will inform statewide and hospital plans for reducing the impact of healthcare-associated infections through the implementation of evidence-based interventions.
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