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Clostridium perfringens type C causing necrotising enteritis.
  1. W P Severin,
  2. A A de la Fuente,
  3. M F Stringer


    A rapidly fatal case of enteritis necroticans in a 24 year old man with diabetes was caused by Clostridium perfringens type C. The role of beta toxin in the disease is discussed. This type has not been previously described as a causative agent in necrotising bowel disease of man outside endemic areas.

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