Clostridium

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  • Clostridium Tetani Essay

    Clostridium tetani is a bacillus, or rod-shaped bacteria responsible for the often-fatal disease tetanus. The word tetanus originated from the Greek word tetanos, which means to ‘stretch’. It is a Gram-positive bacterium and often appears to be shaped like a tennis racket, drumstick, or club when stained. This unusual appearance is the result of sporulation that occurs within the cell. C. tetani is an obligate anaerobe and relies solely on fermentation. Since it is an obligate anaerobe, this means that it is unable to tolerate the presence of oxygen. Along with being anaerobic, this bacterium is also very sensitive to heat. However, the spores of Clostridium tetani are very resistant to heat and most usual antiseptics. Clostridium tetani move around by the use of rotary flagella. The organization of these flagella on the bacteria is peritrichous, which means that the flagella are located all around the outside of the bacteria. C. tetani is found in various environments, but is most commonly in sediment, dust, or soil. It is also found in the intestinal tracts of humans and animals where it can become pathogenic. The reason I chose to write my paper on Clostridium tetani is because it interestingly enough produces four different types of clinical tetanus that I will discuss later in my paper.…

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  • Paramedic Injury

    This disease occurs when blood supply to the tissue is delayed by the wound, so the tissue becomes anaerobic, and the tissue begins to die (Pietrangelo, 2012). If the wound is contaminated with endospores of Clostridium, the wound will be infected with the disease known as gas gangrene. Gas gangrene is typically caused by improper cleaning of the wound, crushed tissue and deep lacerations. Common symptoms are swelling, redness, pain, blisters with foul-smelling drainage, dark red or black skin…

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  • Clostridium Perfringens: A Case Study

    “Clostridium perfringens is a nonmotile, encapsulated, endospore-forming, gram-positive rod. It is classified as an anaerobe since no colonies arise when agar plates streaked with this bacterium are incubated in the air.” (University of Pittsburgh School of medicine, Par 2) Clostridium perfringens are bacteria that produce toxins harmful to humans. This bacteria are found anywhere in the environment. Basically clostridium perfringens are food poisoning bacteria. Clostridium perfringens is a…

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  • Tetanus Case Study

    Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is an acute and potentially life-threatening infection caused by toxins released from the bacteria Clostridium tetani. It is commonly found in soil, fecal matter and dust in areas that tend to by hot and humid. The bacteria enter the body through open wounds or cuts, causing bacterial infection in those that have not been vaccinated or have not received the proper vaccination. Tdap should be administered in three doses during normal childhood vaccinations and it…

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  • Clostridium Perfringens Research Paper

    Clostridium perfringens is typically found in soil and if this is eaten or coming in contact with the animal it can cause variety of diseases, especially in domestic animals. These diseases include different enteric syndromes such as bovine and ovine enterotoxemia, fowl necrotic enteritis, and lamb dysentery. Strains of most toxin types like alpha and beta toxin have been involved in necrotic enteritis beta toxin is caused by type-C strains. The pulpy kidney disease is caused by type-D strains…

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  • Clostridium Difficile Research Paper

    An infectious disease is pathogenic microorganisms, like bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi that cause diseases by spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. One infectious disease is Clostridium difficile, a nasty bacterium that affects the digestive system, specifically the colon. A disease that can start of pretty mild and lead to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Clostridium difficile is a bacterial infection in the digestive system which has the same symptoms…

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  • Clostridium Botulinum Research Paper

    Clostridium Botulinum is a gram positive, motile bacterium with the ability to produce the neurotoxin botulinum. Clostridium Botulism can cause placcid paralysis, where muscles become limp and cannot contract. Clostridium Botulinum is a potentially fatal micro intoxication, which is a food poisoning microorganism that can cause health problems. Clostridium Botulinum is odor less and taste less and only a small amount needs to be consumed to be fatal. Clostridium Botulinum can be transmitted by…

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  • Clostridium Tetani: A Case Study

    Clostridium tetani is a rod shaped microorganism’s bacteria in charge of the frequently lethal infection tetanus he word tetanus originates from the Greek word tetanus, which anticipates the meaning to stretch. Tetanus is described by unbending nature and sudden contractions of skeletal muscle and infection within the integumentary system, skin (Tortora, et al., 2016). Bacterial cells, similar to plant cells, are surrounded by a cell wall. However, bacterial cell walls are comprised of…

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  • Sodium Difficile In Nursing Essay

    nurses we have many responsibilities and duty requirements. On a daily basis we treat, provide management, and assist our patients to returning to their baseline health status. Nurses promote healthy habits and most importantly educate our patients on disease prevention, infection control and proper health maintenance. Although, the only way to effectively do so falls on the nurse 's responsibility to remain up to date with current nursing practice and most importantly evidence-based practice.…

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  • Experimental Analysis: Clostridium Diasporogenes

    Laboratory Analysis Justyna Sudyka 1. a. Clostridium sporogenes grew throughout all of the thioglycollate broth, but there was more growth towards the bottom. The aerobic TSA + glucose plate did not have any growth, but the anaerobic plate did have growth. Escherichia coli grew throughout all of the thioglycollate broth as well, but the organism was clustered slightly more towards the top. There was growth in both aerobic and anaerobic TSA + glucose plates. Micrococcus luteus only grew at the…

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