Clostridium perfringens is an anaerobic, rod-shaped, Gram-positive bacterium. It is able to form spores and belongs to the family of Clostridiaceae. Clostridium perfringens causes gas gangrene (soft tissue infection with gas-producing clostridia).
Transmission either occurs via dust and soil particles which are transmitted into open traumata, or via contaminated food.
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