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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxigenic status of circulating strains of in a large teaching hospital. Overall 220 isolates were studied of which 199 (90.5 %) produced both large clostridial toxins detected by conventional methods. Ten more strains (4.5 %) had toxin A and B genes detectable by PCR. Eleven (5.0 %) variant strains (AB) were detected among the isolates studied and 10 strains (4.5 %) had the binary toxin genes ( and ).

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