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Abstract

Clostridia are some of the most potent toxigenic bacteria in existence. This group of bacteria is responsible for important gastrointestinal diseases including pseudomembranous/antibiotic-associated colitis (usually Clostridium difficile), enteritis necroticans or pig-bel (usually C. perfringens [welchii]), and neutropenic enterocolitis (frequently C. septicum).

Keywords

Clostridium sp Pseudomembranous colitis Pig-bel Neutropenic enterocolitis Enteritis necroticans 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

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