A case of imported Clostridium difficile PCR-ribotype 027 infection within the Czech Republic which has a high prevalence of C. difficile ribotype 176

Anaerobe. 2014 Dec;30:153-5. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2014.09.020. Epub 2014 Oct 7.


The first case of Clostridium difficile RT027 infection in the Czech Republic (CZ) was identified. The patient had been hospitalised in Germany prior to moving to CZ. Multiple-Locus Variable number tandem repeat Analysis revealed a genetic relatedness between the patient's isolate and RT027 isolate collected in the German hospital.

Keywords: C. difficile infection; Capillary electrophoresis; Clostridium difficile; MLVA; PCR ribotype 027; PCR ribotype 176.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Clostridioides difficile / classification*
  • Clostridioides difficile / genetics
  • Clostridioides difficile / isolation & purification*
  • Clostridium Infections / diagnosis
  • Clostridium Infections / microbiology*
  • Czech Republic
  • Female
  • Germany
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Minisatellite Repeats
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction*
  • Ribotyping*
  • Travel*