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Clostridium septicum
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Clostridia
Order: Clostridiales
Family: Clostridiaceae
Genus: Clostridium
Species: C. septicum
Binomial name
Clostridium septicum

Clostridium septicum is a gram positive obligate anaerobic bacterium.

Clostridium septicum can cause infective endocarditis that is associated with the development of colorectal cancer.

It can also cause myonecrosis through the release of exotoxins such as the alpha toxin, lethal toxin, and hemolytic toxin [1]


  1. ^ *Mahon, Connie R., Manuselis, George. (2000). Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 2nd edition. Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-7917-X.  


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