Antimicrobial susceptibility of Clostridium difficile isolated from food and environmental sources in Western Australia.
International journal of antimicrobial agents
Elsevier Science Publishers
School of Science
We recently reported a high prevalence of Clostridium difficile in retail vegetables, compost and lawn in Western Australia. The objective of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial susceptibility of previously isolated food and environmental C. difficile isolates from Western Australia. A total of 274 C. difficile isolates from vegetables, compost and lawn were tested for susceptibility to a panel of 10 antimicrobial agents (fidaxomicin, vancomycin, metronidazole, rifaximin, clindamycin, erythromycin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, moxifloxacin, meropenem and tetracycline) using the agar incorporation method. Fidaxomicin was the most potent agent (MIC