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Clostridium celerecrescens, often misidentified as “Clostridium clostridioforme group,” is involved in rare human infection cases

Abstract : Misidentification of rare Clostridium species often originated from the environment as clinically relevant species is problematic. A strain isolated from a traumatic leg wound first identified as C. clostridioforme was finally identified as the rare Clostridium celerecrescens. Two similar misidentifications are reported in the literature. In order to help the phenotypic differentiation of C. celerecrescens from the close species of the "C. clostridioforme group", an identification table and differential susceptibilities to 4 selected antibiotics are proposed. Once a clinical isolate is referred to this group, identification should be definitively confirmed by unambiguous methods such as 16s rDNA sequencing.
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Philippe Bouvet, Guylène K'Ouas, Alain Le Coustumier, Michel Popoff. Clostridium celerecrescens, often misidentified as “Clostridium clostridioforme group,” is involved in rare human infection cases. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Elsevier, 2012, 74 (3), pp.299 - 302. ⟨10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.06.024⟩. ⟨pasteur-01762940⟩

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