Clostridium perfringens isolated from urine specimens. What does it mean?

Most of the time Clostridium perfringens isolated from urine specimens in asymptomatic patients indicates urogenital colonization and not infection. The following article discusses the prevalence of Clostridium perfringens in urine specimens and the implications.



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