Evaluation of Three Enzyme Immunoassays for Diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea in Foals
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The aim of the present study was to compare the test performances of three commercial enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) against the toxigenic culture using the cytotoxicity assay as the gold standard. All EIAs showed >78% sensitivity, and the lowest specificity was 92.6%. These results suggest that EIAs could be useful for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection in foals. (c) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.