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An international serotyping system for Clostridium perfringens (welchii) type A in the near future.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  187515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The importance of Clostridium perfringens (welchii) type A as an agent of clinical infection in man is well known and, more recently, its role as a cause of human food poisoning has become well recognized. There has been a growing awareness of the need for a system of finer subdivision within the type A group for better understanding of the epidemiology of Cl. perfringens in infections and food poisoning. A set of antisera used for typing and developed in the Food Hygiene Laboratory over a period of some years has proved to be of considerable value in this respect; it is now being integrated with similar sets of antisera prepared independently in the USA and Japan to form a comprehensive and internationally workable serotyping scheme. Negotiations regarding commercial production of the main type antisera are now in progress. It is hoped that serotyping facilities will be available in the near future to workers and institutions concerned with Cl. perfringens type A.
M F Stringer; P C Turnbull; J A Hughes; B C Hobbs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developments in biological standardization     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0301-5149     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev. Biol. Stand.     Publication Date:  1976  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-02-26     Completed Date:  1977-02-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427140     Medline TA:  Dev Biol Stand     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Clostridium Infections / microbiology
Clostridium perfringens / classification*,  immunology,  isolation & purification
Foodborne Diseases / microbiology
Gas Gangrene / microbiology

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