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Has there been any cases recorded where clostridium tetani infected human with tetanus by eating food? Thanks

Has there been any cases recorded where clostridium tetani infected human with tetanus by eating food? Thanks

Don't know of any : Cases from clostridium tetani. However it can happen with clostridium botulism. See this article: http://www.Ncbi.Nim.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001624/ ** infant botulism can occur with raw honey or corn syrup. Home canned foods can be contaminated with it. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Clostridium Difficile (Definition)

Clostridium difficile is also known as Clostridium Difficile infection. C. Diff, it is a spore forming bacillus that when the micro environment of the colon is modified by antimicrobials, it can germinate and elaborate a toxin causing pseudo membranous colitis, ...Read more


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Is Clostridium Tetani the scientific name for Tetanus?

Is Clostridium Tetani the scientific name for Tetanus?

Yes: Clostridium tetani is the name for the bacteria that causes tetanus. More details on tetanus can be found here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/229594-overview#showall ...Read more

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Does KMnO4 kill Clostridium Tetani ? An ancient razor blade droped into a KMnO4 sol. then i picked and got cut. Chances of Tetanus ?

Does KMnO4 kill Clostridium Tetani ? An ancient razor blade droped into a KMnO4 sol. then i picked and got cut. Chances of Tetanus ?

Td vaccine or Tdap : Usually c. Tetani spores can be killed by strong agents like formaldehyde or gluterdehyde.The bacteria is also susceptible to heat. They are usually responsive to penicillin group of antibiotics . So clean the wound thoroughly to reduce bacteria in the wound and make sure have received a tetanus vaccine within the past 5 yrs. If you have done all these then your chances of getting tetanus are low ...Read more

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What is the life cycle of clostridium tetani?

Soil bacterium: It is an anaerobic gram positive bacterium that forms spores and lives in soil. Contamination of wound, even puncture wounds can cause tetanus. Vaccination is effective for 10 years. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a clostridium tetani infection?

How can you tell if you have a clostridium tetani infection?

Lock jaw: Check out this site for information on tetanus. An effective vaccine, dtap is available that will prevent tetanus, get the vaccine and a booster dose every ten years. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tetanus/ds00227. ...Read more

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What is clostridium difficile and why is it so dangerous? 

What is clostridium difficile and why is it so dangerous? 

Infectious Colitis: C.Diff is a bacteria may result is a severe infectious colitis (inflammation of the colon). Because of which patients may have terrible diarrhea but most worrisome is toxic colitis requiring a colectomy (removal of your colon). Antibiotic use puts people at risk for c.Diff. ...Read more

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Can I leave the country if I have clostridium difficile?

Probably not: C difficile can be a very serious illness, and recurs in 20 -30% of patients. You must ask your doctor if you should postpone your trip until a time when you are healthier. Foreign travelers should always carry prescribed medications with carry-on and not in checked luggage. ...Read more

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How's does clostridium difficlie colitis make you feel?

How's does clostridium difficlie colitis make you feel?

Mild and severe: Clostridium difficile overgrow and release toxins that attack the lining of the intestines, causing condition called c.Diff colitis. Infection ranges from mild to life threatening. Mild sxs include watery diarrhea, 3 or more times a day for several days, with abdominal pain or tenderness. Severe sxs diarrhea 15 x/day, severe pain, bloody stools, weight loss.Loss of appetite, . ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clostridium difficile?

Diarrhea: Most often following antimicrobial therapy (or sometimes cancer chemotherapy), the patient develops watery diarrhea which often has a mousy, horse barn like odor. There can be fever and sometimes a quite elevated white blood cell count. Some strains, in the last few years, seem to be hyper producers of toxin with more severe symptoms likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Staat
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Tetanus (Definition)

Tetanus is infection of the nervous system with the potentially deadly bacteria clostridium tetani ...Read more