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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Spore-forming anaerobe.
  • Produces toxins A and B that cause colitis in humans.
  • Epidemiology: colon colonization 3% in healthy adults, but 20-40% for hospitalized pts.

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Last updated: August 3, 2016