Tetanus

Tetanus is a severe infection caused by Clostridium tetani bacterium found in soil and human and animal waste. The infection is not contagious. C. tetani is introduced into the body ...

General information on Clostridium

Clostridium are Gram-positive spore forming bacilli, anaerobes. I – CLASSIFICATION: Among the bacilli and gram-positive cocci forming endospores, there are different kinds: Bacilli ...

General information on anaerobes

I – Physiology: Strictly anaerobic bacteria are bacteria hypersensitive to the action of oxygen (anoxybiontiques). They produce their energy and perform their biosynthetic reactions ...

Anaerobic Cocci

Within pathogenic anaerobic cocci to man, there are cocci: – Gram positive: Peptococcus and Peptostreptococcus, – Gram-Negative: Veillonella. These species occupy a significant ...

Clostridium Tetani

Clostridium tetani, formerly known as bacillus Nicolaier, is a gram-positive bacillus spore forming, anaerobic strict, which releases a neurotropic exotoxin entramant a formidable poisoning: ...

Clostridium Perfringens

Known as the agent of gas gangrene or postpartum sepsis, Clostridium perfringens is currently isolated in food poisoning of tissue or systemic infections. HISTORY: Isolated for the ...

Clostridium Difficile

Clostridium difficile is the etiologic agent of pseudomembranous colitis (CPM); it is also responsible for many cases of diarrhea or colitis consecutive antibiotic therapy. These diseases ...

Clostridium Botulinum

This bacterium is responsible for a neurointoxication, botulism. Most often the disease is secondary to the ingestion of preformed toxin in food contaminated by this species. This cosmopolitan ...
Tétanos

Tetanus

* Toxic infection due to Bacillus Nicolaier (Clostridium tetani) which secretes a neurotoxin (tetanospasmin). Gram + anaerobic bacillus; copro-telluric germ. * Non immunizing Disease ...
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