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Anaerobe. 2015 Apr;32:34-36. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2014.12.001. Epub 2014 Dec 3.

Low prevalence of Clostridium septicum fecal carriage in an adult population.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, USA.
2
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan, USA.
3
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, USA; Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan, USA.
4
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, USA; Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, USA. Electronic address: d.aronoff@vanderbilt.edu.

Abstract

Clostridium septicum is an uncommon cause of severe infection. Real-time PCR against the C. septicum-specific alpha-toxin gene (csa) was used to estimate the prevalence of this microbe in human stool from 161 asymptomatic community-dwelling adults and 192 hospitalized patients with diarrhea. All samples were negative, suggesting a low prevalence.

KEYWORDS:

Clostridial infections; Malignancy; Microbiome; Myonecrosis; Sepsis

PMID:
25481351
PMCID:
PMC4385462
DOI:
10.1016/j.anaerobe.2014.12.001
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