Clostridium difficile (electron microscopy)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Obtained after an outbreak this micrograph depicts Gram-positive Clostridium difficile bacteria. These C. difficile organisms were cultured from a stool sample obtained during an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness, and extracted using a .1µm filter.

Author: CDC/ Lois S. Wiggs

Original file: ID#:6253 http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clostridium_difficile_EM.png

Modifications: cropped and modified black bar

License: This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code. See Copyright.

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rID: 36405
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
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