Clostridium perfringens

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Clos·trid·i·um per·frin·'gens

a bacterial species that is the chief causative agent of gas gangrene in humans and a cause of gas gangrene in other animals, especially sheep; it may also be involved in causing enteritis, appendicitis, and puerperal fever; it is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the U. S. This organism is found in soil, water, milk, dust, sewage, and the intestinal tract of humans and other animals.
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Clostridium perfringens

A bacterium that can cause gas gangrene and food poisoning in humans and various diseases in livestock.
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Clostridium perfringens

Infectious disease An anaerobic gram-positive spore-forming rod, widely distributed in nature and present in the intestine of humans and other mammals. C perfringens type A accounts for ±15% of outbreaks of food poisoning in the US
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Clos·trid·i·um per·frin·gens

(klos-trid'ē-ŭm pĕr-frin'jenz)
A bacterial species that causes gas gangrene; it also may be involved in causing enteritis, appendicitis, and puerperal fever. It is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the U.S.
Synonym(s): gas bacillus, Welch bacillus.
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Therefore, the present study was designed to determine the occurrence of C. perfringens type D in sheep and goats of Balochistan.
An MDR strain of C. perfringens type A was isolated, identified, and preserved by the Laboratory of Animal Disease based at the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Qinghai University, China (18).
Thus, the absence of information regarding the types of C. perfringens in healthy goats and the absence of studies on the role of additional virulence factors complicate the laboratory diagnosis of the infections caused by this microorganism.
C. perfringens, a sporogenic gram-positive bacterium, has been rarely reported as the source of transfusion-associated sepsis (4).
Our patient may have acquired C. perfringens during his recent hospitalization.
The subsequent external analysis confirmed bacteremia with C. perfringens and the detection of the alpha toxin gene by polymerase chain reaction, but without any traces of the beta toxin, enterotoxin, epsilon toxin, or iota toxin.
C. perfringens strain SM101, grown under identical conditions in BHI alone or BHI containing nisin and bile acids, was used to isolate RNA.
maxima) plus C. perfringens co-infected group, iii) profilin plus Net-Bimmunized and co-infected group, and iv) profilin/NetB plus IMS adjuvant-immunized and co-infected group.
On arrival, all chicks were confirmed for the absence of C. perfringens. The experiment was carried out in an environmentally controlled poultry farm at temperature 250.1 degC.
According to the FDA (2012) and the CDC (2017a), C. perfringens is a spore-forming facultative bacterium located throughout the environment but found primarily in the intestines of humans and many animals.
All the collected samples were immediately transported to the laboratory in ice pack container and processed within 24 hours for isolation and molecular characterisation of C. perfringens using standard bacteriological and molecular procedures.