C. botulinum

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Medical Microbiology (Clostridium Family) Flashcards on C. botulinum, created by gina_evans0312 on 03/04/2014.

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Question Answer
Clostridium- Gram Staining +ve
Clostridium- Spore Forming? Yes (Two forms, spores and vegetative cells)
Clostridium- Resevoirs Soil, water and sewage
C.botulinum- Disease Botulism
C.botulinum- Source (Adults) Improperly canned food
C.botulinum- Source (Infants) Food/wounds/ingestion
Virulence Factors- Botulism Endoxin (Target Protein) SNAP 25 receptors in the PNS
Virulence Factors- Botulism Endoxin (Exotoxin Effect) Ach cannot be released and muscles cannot contract
Virulence Factors- Botulism Endoxin (Symptoms) Blurred vision, drooping eyelids, paralysis
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