Hans-Peter Schau

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In 1998, 21 inhabitants of a German nursing home fell ill with acute gastroenteritis after consumption of minced beef heart (P. Graf and L. Bader, Epidemiol. Bull. 41:327-329, 2000). Two residents died during hospital treatment. Seventeen Clostridium perfringens strains were collected from two different dishes and from patients' stool samples and autopsy(More)
Bacteriocin typing, plasmid profiling and ribotyping were used to type 34 food and patient Clostridium perfringens isolates from 10 food poisoning cases, respectively, outbreaks. In nine cases/outbreaks bacteriocin patterns showed identical main groups. Subgroups differed within all cases/outbreaks. Plasmid profiles were identical for all isolates within(More)
A controlled multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the detection of Clostridium(C.) perfringens enterotoxin gene (cpe) was established and compared with an in vitro antigenic detection method. Thecpe PCR and the classical method of electric immunodiffusion gave identical results. The predicted specific amplicon of the cpe gene was generated from all(More)
4 cases of severe necrotising enteritis are dealt with. The small intestine was affected 3 times, the colon once, One patient died after resection of the affected bowel segment. In 2 additional cases a large resection of the small intestine became necessary. One patient was treated conservatively. The bacteriological evidence of Clostridium perfringens type(More)
  • H P Schau
  • 1989
Prompt and early microbiological differential diagnosis is essential for clinical presumptive diagnosis of gas gangrene. The differential diagnosis includes clostridial myositis (gas gangrene), clostridial cellulitis and other gas producing infections. Examination of Gram preparation (bacterioscopy) and detection of the etiologic agent in muscle specimens(More)
Careful delineation of a clostrial strain for human tumour diagnosis as against oncolytic tissue-active clostridial strains should be obligatory. We investigated the possibility to differentiate Clostridium butyricum CNRZ 528 (Bergère) against three different strains kept in our institute by means of biological, biochemical and by phage typing procedures.(More)