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Preliminary studies on isolates of Clostridium difficile from dogs and exotic pets

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, March 2018
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Title
Preliminary studies on isolates of Clostridium difficile from dogs and exotic pets
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12917-018-1402-7
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Authors

Sara Andrés-Lasheras, Inma Martín-Burriel, Raúl Carlos Mainar-Jaime, Mariano Morales, Ed Kuijper, José L. Blanco, Manuel Chirino-Trejo, Rosa Bolea

Abstract

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is recognised as an emerging disease in both humans and some animal species. During the past few years, insights into human CDI epidemiology changed and C. difficile is also considered as an emerging community-acquired pathogen. Certain ribotypes (RT) are possibly associated with zoonotic transmission. The objective of this study was to assess the presence of C. difficile in a population of pets and to characterise the isolates. Faecal samples from a total of 90 diarrhoeic dogs and 24 from exotic animal species (both diarrhoeic and non-diarrhoeic) were analysed. Clostridium difficile was isolated from 6 (6.7%) dogs and one reptile sample (4.2%). Four (66.7%) of the six dog strains were capable of producing toxins. Four known different RTs were detected in dogs (010, 014, 123 and 358) and a new one was found in a faecal sample of an exotic animal. This new RT isolate was negative for all toxin genes tested and belonged to sequence type 347 which has been proposed as a Clade-III member. Importantly, two dog strains showed a stable resistance to metronidazole (initial MIC values: 128 and 48 μg/ml). The results obtained in this study suggest the implementation of antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance programs to assess the prevalence of metronidazole resistance in dogs; molecular studies to elucidate C. difficile metronidazole resistance mechanisms are warranted. Based on the similarity between the ribotypes observed in dogs and those described in humans, the zoonotic transmission should be further explored. Furthermore, exotic animals have shown to harbor uncommon C. difficile strains which require further genomic studies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 23%
Researcher 8 17%
Student > Master 7 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Other 3 6%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 7 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 16 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 8%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 9 19%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 August 2018.
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