Group Dieter Jahn (Clostridium difficile)

Clostridium difficile is a Gram positive, rod-shaped, obligate anaerobe bacterium which is able to cause antibiotic treatment- associated and nosocomial diarrhea. It is currently a major cause of high morbidity and mortality in Germany with several hundreds if not thousand patients dying per year. C. difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) has caught increasing attention as one of the most deadly, hospital- acquired diseases.

Electronmicroscopic image of  Clostridium difficile (Manfred Rohde (2007), Helmholtz Centre for Infection research, Braunschweig, Germany).

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