Clostridial infections

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Clostridia are anaerobic, spore-forming, gram-positive bacilli that exist widely in nature, being found in dust, soil, vegetation, and the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and animals. Though nearly 100 [Clostridium] spp have been identified, only 25 to 30 are recognized as relatively commonly inducing disease in humans or animals. The pathogenic species, in the vegetative form, produce various tissue-destructive and neural exotoxins that have been biochemically and serologically delineated.
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