Volume 56, Issue 6 (9 1998)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1998, 56(6): 48-53 | Back to browse issues page

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Clostridium difficile toxin was checked in fecal extract of 62 ulcerative colitis patients and 62 normal controls, by Elisa and cell culture methods. Clostridium difficile toxin was found in 48.71 percent of ulcerative colitis patients in their acute exacerbations, and in 26.08 percent of cases in their remissions. This toxin was found in the fecal extract of only 3 percent of normal controls. Chi-2 analysis showed that the differences between normal individuals and patients with ulcerative colitis were significant (P<0.001), but these differences between two groups of ulcerative colitis patients either with exacerbations or in remission were not significant (P>0.05).
Keywords: Toxin
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