Clostridium tertium


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Clos·trid·i·um ter·'ti·um

a bacterial species found in wounds, but that is nonpathogenic for laboratory animals.
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Septic shock due to Clostridium tertium in an immunocompetent patient following colitis without inflammatory bowel disease.
Clostridium tertium, a non-exotoxin-producing, aerotolerant species, is an uncommon human pathogen.
Isolation of bacteria from emphysematous muscle and exudates yielded Clostridium chauvoei, single bacteria in six cases whereas yielded mix isolates in 15 cases under study i.e., Clostridium chauvoei, Clostridium tertium, Clostridium sporogenes and Clostridium septicum, after 24-48 hours of incubation in RCM at 37[degrees]C.