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High Prevalence of Arcobacter Carriage in Older Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes

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Author(s): Maria Teresa Fera | Giuseppina T. Russo | Antonino Di Benedetto | Erminia La Camera | Angelo Orlando | Annalisa Giandalia | Vincenzo F. Ruffa | Giulia Lanza | Valeria Lentini | Giuseppa Perdichizzi | Domenico Cucinotta

Journal: Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
ISSN 1110-7243

Volume: 2010;
Date: 2010;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Arcobacters are potential pathogens related to diarrheic infections and, rarely, septicaemia. This study evaluated the prevalence of arcobacters in stool samples of subjects with (n=38) and without (n=61) type 2 diabetes by using cultural and molecular techniques. Three Arcobacter positive cultures were found, all among diabetic subjects, whereas molecular analysis showed a carriage rate of 79% and 26.2% in subjects with and without type 2 diabetes (P

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