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Flashcards in Clostridium Deck (13):
1

Spore-forming?

Yes

2

Oxygen?

Obligate anaerobe

3

Gram-________

Positive

4

Anaerobic infections are mostly of _________ origin.

Endogenous

5

Shape?

Large rods

6

Motile?

Flagella

7

Which species of Clostridium is not motile?

C. perfringens

8

Which toxin produced by C. perfringens is one of the most lethal toxins know?

Epsilon toxin

9

How are Clostridial pathogens classified

According to mode of action of their exotoxins

10

Affect neuromuscular function without inducing observable tissue damage

Neurotoxic clostridia

11

Localized lesions in muscle and liver, subsequently causing toxaemia

Histotoxic clostridia

12

Interferes with protein synthesis in cells

Enteropathogenic and enterotoxaemia-producing clostridia

13

Common predisposing factor for a clostridial infection

Necrosis