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Clostridium clostridioforme

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Clostridiaceae

      Natural habitats
      Ubiquitous in nature.

      Clinical significance
      They are one of the clostridia most commonly isolated from human infections.
      Isolated from abdominal, cervical, scrotal, pleural and other infections; septicemias, peritonitis and appendicitis.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram positive rods, (Gram negative stained),

      0.3-0.9 x 1.4-9.0 µm,

      with pointed ends, occur in pairs or singly/short chains.

      Spores oval / central or subterminal
      Swelling of the cell positive

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate anaerobic

      BBAØ
      Colonies are 0.5-2.0 mm, slightly scalloped or erose, convex to slightly peaked, translucent to opaque, gray white, usually with a mottled or mosaic internal structure.

      Nonhemolytic.

  • Characteristics

  • References

    • James Versalovic et al.(2011) Manual of Clinical Microbiology 10th Edition


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