clostridium perfringens

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Related to Clostridium welchii: Clostridium botulinum, clostridium perfringens, Clostridium difficile, Clostridium tetani
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Noun1.clostridium perfringens - anaerobic Gram-positive rod bacterium that produces epsilon toxin; can be used as a bioweapon
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Clostridium - anaerobic or micro-aerophilic rod-shaped or spindle-shaped saprophytes; nearly cosmopolitan in soil, animal intestines, and dung
bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon - any weapon usable in biological warfare; "they feared use of the smallpox virus as a bioweapon"
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Fatal Clostridium Welchii Septicemia Following Cholecystectomy.
The most commonly involved organisms were streptococci (nine cases), Escherichia coli (nine cases), Enterobacter species (six cases), Clostridium welchii (four cases), and Staphylococcus aureus (four cases).
of patients Streptococci 9 Escherichia coli 9 Enterobacter species 5 Clostridium welchii 4 Staphylococcus aureus 4 Pseudomonas aeruginosa 3 Klebsiella species 3 Proteus mirabilis 2 Proteus vulgaris 2 Candida glabrata 2 Candida krusei 1 Candida albicans 1 Yersiuia sp 1 Corynebacterium sp 1 Strongyloides stercoralis 1 Group D enterococci 1 Bacteroides fragilis 1 Citrobacter freundii 1 Table 2 Reported cases of emphysematous gastritis, 1889-2000 (a) Age (yr)/ Series (ref.