Title

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Clostridium difficile isolated from food and environmental sources in Western Australia.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

International journal of antimicrobial agents

ISSN

1872-7913

Volume

52

Issue

3

First Page

411

Last Page

415

PubMed ID

29802886

Publisher

Elsevier Science Publishers

School

School of Science

RAS ID

27338

Comments

Originally published as : Lim, S. C., Androga, G. O., Knight, D. R., Moono, P., Foster, N. F., & Riley, T. V. (2018). Antimicrobial susceptibility of Clostridium difficile isolated from food and environmental sources in Western Australia. International journal of antimicrobial agents, 52 (3), p 411-415. Original article can be found here

Abstract

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

DOI

10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2018.05.013

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