Clostridium Perfringens

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Clostridium perfringens is a gram positive, chemoorganotrophic, anaerobic, spore-forming bacteria with detrimental medical implications. It is widely distributed in nature, being found as a natural component of human and animal gastrointestinal tracts as in addition to in sewage, soil and marine sediments. In humans it can cause gas gangrene and other gastrointestinal diseases (food poisoning, necrotic enterocolitis) and in animals it is known to cause enterotoxemia and other gastrointestinal infections more frequently. Clostridium perfringens has different biotypes dependent on the combination of extracellular toxins that are produced. Labelled A, B, C, D and E, they are classified based on their production of the four major toxins (alpha-,

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