Clostridium septicum

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Related to Clostridium septicum: Clostridium sordellii, Clostridium novyi

Clos·trid·i·um sep·'ti·cum

a bacterial species found in malignant edema of animals, in human battle wounds, and in cases of appendicitis; it is pathogenic for guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, and pigeons and produces an exotoxin that is lethal and hemolytic.
Synonym(s): Vibrion septique
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Clos·trid·i·um sep·ti·cum

(klos-trid'ē-ŭm sep'ti-kŭm)
Gram-positive, anaerobic bacillus associated with gas gangrene or myonecrosis; infection occurs when the organism contaminates wounds through trauma or surgery.
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Clostridium septicum

A species found in cases of gangrene in humans, as well as in cattle, hogs, and other domestic animals.
See also: Clostridium
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Weiser, "Nontraumatic clostridium septicum myonecrosis in adults: case report and a 15-year systematic literature review," Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, vol.
375 mg/[m.sup.2] 1,1 2 weeks [16] (weekly) Raghuvanshi NA 1,2 2 weeks 9 and Menon [17] Location S/N Study Organism of NF 1 Current study Clostridium septicum LLE 2 Lazzeri et al.
Clostridium septicum is usually a rare component of the gastrointestinal flora, found in only 2% of the healthy population.
Development of a real time PCR taqman assay based on the TPI gene for simultaneous identification of Clostridium chauvoei and Clostridium septicum. Journal of Microbiological Methods, v.84, p.307-311, 2011.
To the Editor.--I read with great interest the recent article by Pelletier et al,[1] entitled "The Role of Clostridium septicum in Paraneoplastic Sepsis." Clostridial organisms and their medical ramifications have long fascinated and intrigued me, especially in the context of clostridial bacteremia.[2-4]

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