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Clostridium sordellii


Definition: a bacterial strain that produces multiple toxins including a lecithinase, hemolysin, and a fibrinolysin, which results in edema and potentially fatal hypotension, and necrotic infections in humans. It is especially associated with abdominal and gynecologic posttraumatic and postoperative wound infection; also causes big head in rams.

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