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Table 2 Comparison of clinical outcomes in patients infected with tcdA-positive tcdB-positive (A+B+) strains of Clostridium difficile and those infected with tcdA-negative tcdB-positive (A-B+) strains

From: Clinical and microbiologic characteristics of tcdA-negative variant clostridium difficile infections

Clinical outcome Group p value
  A+B+ (n (%)) A-B+ (n (%))  
Global cure 43 (62.3) 12 (75.0) 0.398
Failure 4 (5.8) 2 (12.5) 0.315
Death 7 (10.1) 2 (12.5) 0.675
Recurrence 15 (21.7) 0 (0.0) 0.063
Total 69 (100.0) 16 (100.0)  
  1. A+B+, tcdA-positive tcdB-positive strain; A-B+, tcdA-negative tcdB-positive strain.