Clostridium perfringens


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Related to Clostridium perfringens: Clostridium difficile, Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin

Clostridium perfringens

[klä‚strid·ē·əm pər′frin·jənz]
(microbiology)
A spore-forming, toxin-producing bacterium that can contaminate meat left at room temperature. The ingested cells release toxin in the digestive tract, resulting in cramps and diarrhea.
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1993, "Molecular genetic analysis of beta-toxin of Clostridium perfringens reveals sequence homology with alpha-toxin, gamma-toxin, and leukocidin of Staphylococcus aureus," Infect.
The counts for Bacillus cereus and Clostridium perfringens were 17-41 cfu/g and 21-48 cfu/g respectively (Table 2).
Sandwich ELISA detection of Clostridium perfringens cells and alpha-toxin from field cases of necrotic enteritis of poultry.
Clostridium perfringens displayed various levels of growth on all the carbohydrates tested except for raffinose acceptor.
Staphylococcus, Aureus, Clostridium Perfringens (associated with meat) and Bacillus Cerus (associated with rice) produce toxins or poisons in food which may result in severe vomiting.
Category B - Brucellosis, Q fever, ricin toxin from castor beans, Glanders, epsilon toxin of Clostridium perfringens, and enterotoxin B of Staphylococcus)
I want to give them vaccines, specifically a combination of Clostridium perfringens types C and D with tetanus.
Lab work completed this weekend found that clostridium perfringens, a bacteria commonly found in meat, caused the sickness, said Rick Merrifield, an environmental health specialist with the county health department.
CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS develops where cooked food has been left to cool too long in a warm room then eaten cold or inadequately reheated.
Clostridium Perfringens, a highly toxic bacteria causing systemic illness.
The study found that the drink raised levels of 'friendly' bacteria in the guts of the mice, while reducing numbers of the harmful bug clostridium perfringens.
Pig-bel and other necrotizing disorders of the gut involving Clostridium perfringens.

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