Clostridium Perfringes (GPR)

Etiology

  • Anaerobic gram positive rod
  • Most common cause food born diarrhea→ undercooked meat, other who ate same ill simultaneously, resolves in 24h
  • Can contribute to ned fasciitis

Symptoms

  • Cramps
  • NEC in neonates
  • Diarrhea, 6-18h after ingestion
  • Contribute to abd/pv abscess
  • Hemolytic anemia

Physical Exam Findings

  • Deep tissue infection from necrotizing faciitis

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