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Table 3 Typing data for C. difficile strains from patients and contaminated surfaces

From: The identification and epidemiology of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile in patient rooms and the ward environment

Ribotype Number of isolates Toxinotype Toxin genes
Patient rooms: (n = 14)   
 078a 64.3% (9) V tcdA, tcdB, cdtA
 MOH-AIb 21.4% (3) 0 tcdA, tcdB
 027c 7.1% (1) III tcdA, tcdB, cdtA
 MOH-Vc 7.1% (1) 0 tcdA, tcdB
General environment: (n = 14)   
 078 35.7% (5) V tcdA, tcdB, cdtA
 027 14.3% (2) III tcdA, tcdB, cdtA
 MOH-V 14.3% (2) 0 tcdA, tcdB
 001 7.1% (1) 0 tcdA, tcdB
 MOH-AG 7.1% (1) 0 tcdA, tcdB
 MOH-T 7.1% (1) 0 tcdA, tcdB
 MOH-U 7.1% (1) 0 tcdA, tcdB
 UNK-2 7.1% (1) Not tested None
Patientsd: (n = 21)   
 027e 33.3% (7) III tcdA, tcdB, cdtA
 MOH-C 14.3% (3) IX tcdA, tcdB, cdtA
 CHP-Af 9.5% (2) XXIV tcdA, tcdB, cdtA
 MOH-AD 9.5% (2) III tcdA, tcdB, cdtA
 078 4.8% (1) V tcdA, tcdB, cdtA
 CHP-C 4.8% (1) XXIV tcdA, tcdB, cdtA
 CHP-D 4.8% (1) 0 tcdA, tcdB
 MOH-M 4.8% (1) 0 tcdA, tcdB
 MOH-Q 4.8% (1) XII tcdA, tcdB
 MOH-V 4.8% (1) 0 tcdA, tcdB
 MOH-Y 4.8% (1) III tcdA, tcdB, cdtA
  1. n number of isolates.
  2. tcdA = toxin A.
  3. tcdB = toxin B.
  4. cdtA = binary toxin.
  5. a One isolate from four different unexposed rooms; one isolate from one MRSA exposed room; two isolates each from two different C. difficile exposed rooms.
  6. b Isolates from two different unexposed rooms.
  7. c Isolate from one unexposed room.
  8. d For one C. difficile exposed room, C. difficile could not be isolated from the patient’s specimen.
  9. e One patient isolate from a C. difficile exposed room.
  10. f One patient isolate from a C. difficile exposed room.