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Pathogenic Microbiology Commons

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2003

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

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Transcriptional Control Of The Opp Operon In Clostridium Difficile, S. Lindsey Davis Jan 2003

Transcriptional Control Of The Opp Operon In Clostridium Difficile, S. Lindsey Davis

Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal

As a serious expense for both the hospital and the patient, nosocomial infections create a burden on the health care industry that is not easily overcome. Among the infections commonly contracted in the hospital environment, those associated with the Clostridium difficile bacterium account for millions of cases each year. Largely due to the nature of C. difficile infection as a response to the disruption of the normal flora of the colon caused by antibiotic activity, no completely effective treatment for this condition has been identified. It is this problem that forms the foundation for research devoted to the development of ...