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Clostridium species

All Clostridium species except C. difficile

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A positive Nagler reaction is associated with which media and organism? EYA plate and Clostridium perfringens
In the reverse camp test, which organism is our known? Unknown? Known GBS; Unknown Clostridium species
What type of toxin is produced by C. tetani? What is its name? What does it cause? Exotoxin; tetanospasmin; tetanus / lock jaw
Which Clostridium species produces the most powerful toxin known to man? How do infants acquire this toxin? C. botulinum; ingestion of spores or consuming honey
When comparing Gram Stains, how is C. ramosum different than other Clostridium species? C. ramosum appears as a GNR rather than the usual GPR characteristic of Clostridium species
What enzyme helps to spread gangrene? Hyaluronidase
What techniques are utilized to rid the patient's body of botulinum toxin? Laxatives, stomach pumping, and enemas
Created by: rowleea