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Summary

Clinical isolates (41) of spp. from three possible outbreaks of nosocomially-acquired infection were compared by pyrolysis mass spectrometry (PMS) and by a combined morphotyping and resistotyping (M-R typing) method. Both systems characterised all the isolates and distinguished one isolate of and another of C. from the 39 isolates of Results from both systems suggested that crossinfection with a single strain contributed to two of the outbreaks. In several instances, more than one strain of was found amongst multiple isolates from the same patient. PMS is a simple, rapid and objective technique capable of characterising isolates; discrimination was similar to M-R typing.

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