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Clostridium septicum

Wikipedia Abstract

Clostridium septicum is a gram positive, spore forming, obligate anaerobic bacterium. Clostridium septicum can cause gas gangrene, but unlike other Clostridium species like Clostridium perfringens, no trauma is necessary at the site of the infection. It is thought that the infection is established by hematogenous spread from the gastrointestinal tract. Gas gangrene caused by Clostridium septicum is associated with colorectal cancer and other defects of the bowel.
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Parasite of 
Cervus elaphus (wapiti or elk)[1]



Species recognized by Garrity G.M., , BIOS: Bacteriology Insight Orienting System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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