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Rapid detection and presumptive identification of Clostridium difficile by p-cresol production on a selective medium.

By K D Phillips and P A Rogers


A modification of a selective medium for Clostridium difficile is described. The ability of Cl difficile to produce p-cresol from p-hydroxy phenyl acetic acid provides a means for the rapid, sensitive detection and presumptive identification of this species in faecal cultures

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1981
DOI identifier: 10.1136/jcp.34.6.642
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