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

Kopliku FA, Schubert AM, Mogle J, Schloss PD, Young VB, Aronoff DM
Anaerobe. 2015 32: 34-36

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

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.

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Adult Carrier State Clostridium Infections Clostridium septicum DNA, Bacterial Feces Gas Gangrene Genes, Bacterial Humans Polymerase Chain Reaction Prevalence

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