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Most of the other cases were among infants who ingested clostridium botulinum spores before their digestive systems were fully formed.
Botulism is caused by a dangerous nerve toxin created when a bacteria called clostridium botulinum multiplies in food.
But once patients test positive for clostridium difficile, doctors prescribe them, says Sam Bagchi, Christus Health’s chief medical officer and chief medical information officer.
Doctors who want to test patients for clostridium difficile regardless of symptoms can still order one.
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Origin and Etymology of clostridium
First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
medical Definition of clostridium
clostridialplay \-ē-əl\ adjective
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