Clostridium perfringens

A type of bacteria that is the most common agent of gas gangrene and can also cause food poisoning as well as a fulminant form of bowel disease called necrotizing colitis. Clostridium perfringens is the same as Clostridium welchii.

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the most common etiologic agent of gas gangrene, distinguishable into types on the basis of the distribution of 12 different toxins: type A causes gas gangrene and necrotizing colitis, and is a major cause of food poisoning in humans; type B causes lamb dysentery; type C causes enteritis necroticans in humans and struck in sheep; type D causes pulpy kidney disease in sheep; type E causes enterotoxemia in lambs and calves.

Clostridium perfringens.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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