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Clostridium septicum

Clostridium septicum

a species found in malignant oedema of animals, in human war wounds, and in cases of appendicitis; it is pathogenic for guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, and pigeons and produces an exotoxin that is lethal and haemolytic.

Synonym: ghon-sachs bacillus, Sachs' bacillus, vibrion septique.

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