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Abstract

The discriminatory potential of a combination of various typing methods was evaluated on a set of 21 isolates obtained from symptomatic patients hospitalized in a geriatric unit and 7 non-toxigenic isolates from the same hospital. Isolates were firstly serotyped and toxinotyped. Of the 28 isolates, 19 belonged to serogroup A. PCR-ribotyping and PCR-RFLP on the and genes were then applied to these 19 isolates. The results suggest that the combination of PCR-ribotyping with PCR-RFLP analysis of could be more discriminatory and suitable for studying epidemiology.

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