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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The role of toxins in Clostridium difficile infection pathogenesis
Principal Investigator:

Dana B Lacy

Location: Nashville, TN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $272,424
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary Clostridioides difficile is a gram-positive, spore-forming anaerobe, a leading cause of nosocomial infection in the United States, and a significant problem for Veterans receiving care in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities. The disease state is most often preceded by disruption of the host microbiome in response to antibiotic treatment and is characterized by mild to severe (and often recurrent) diarrhea. Left untreated, C. difficile infection (CDI) can be life thre...

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