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Title: Studies on Clostridium difficile
Author: Wheeldon, Laura J.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3566 5465
Awarding Body: Aston University
Current Institution: Aston University
Date of Award: 2008
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Clostridium difficile Is the major cause of nosocomial diarrhoea in the UK and is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. There has been a large increase in cases of C. difficile associated disease (CDAD) in the last decade and It is thought that the emergence of the hypervirulent strain (ribotype 027) has contributed towards this rise. A major factor in the control and prevention of the disease is adequate cleaning of the clinical environment and disinfection, usually with chlorine based agents. However, the spores of C. difficile are highly resistant to many disinfectants.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Pharmacology