Persistent high numbers of Clostridium perfringens in the intestines of Japanese aged adults.

@article{Yamagishi1976PersistentHN,
  title={Persistent high numbers of Clostridium perfringens in the intestines of Japanese aged adults.},
  author={Takayoshi Yamagishi and Tadao Serikawa and Rikushi Morita and Shin-ichi Nakamura and S. Nishida},
  journal={Japanese journal of microbiology},
  year={1976},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={397-403}
}
TSN agar was applicable for enumeration of Clostridium perfringens in fecal samples of adults but not in those of infants. It was demonstrated using TSN agar that some healthy aged adults had persistently carried C. perfringens at levels ranging from 10(7) to 10(9), while some others ranged from 10(3) to 10(6) per ml volume of fecal sample although all of these adults had the same diets. In the test for agglutinability of isolates of C. perfringens collected from two elderly adults, a younger… CONTINUE READING

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