Clostridium perfringens


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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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Culture of cloacal swabs retrieved on day 12 from pelicans D to F demonstrated high concentrations of Clostridium perfringens.
Immunopathology and cytokine responses in broiler chickens coinfected with Eimeria maxima and Clostridium perfringens with the use of an animal model of necrotic enteritis.
Enterotoxigenicity and genetic relatedness of Clostridium perfringens isolates from retail foods in the United States.
Necrotic enteritis (NE) is one of the most expensive diseases in poultry caused by Clostridium perfringens invading the intestinal tract (Ao et al.
Clostridium perfringens infection among inmates at a county jail-Wisconsin, August 2008.
Clostridium perfringens contamination of chilled sea fish and mussels in Turkey.
Bacteriological Analytical Manual 8th Edition, Revision A, Clostridium perfringens, Chapter 16.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food Safety, Clostridium perfringens, January 29, 2014.
Bode, a 4-year-old neutered male golden retriever, had chronic diarrhea for over 2 years and an unresolving Clostridium perfringens for the past two months.

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