The aim of this book is to bring together the information available on established clostridial diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including the more recent observations with respect to the mechanisms of action and to critically review the data available which implicate clostridia in the gastrointestinal diseases of unknown etiology such as infantile necrotizing enterocolitis and large bowl cancer. Information on the wide range of gut diseases in animals, both natural and laboratory induced, in which clostridia have been shown to be involved or are being implicated, has been included, as in many instances these observations sever to help delineate the etiologies of human disease.
Table of Contents
1. Clostridia in the Human Gastrointestinal Flora 2. Infant Botulism 3. Evidence for Clostridia Involvement in Pneumatosis Cytoides Intestinalis 4. Role of Clostridia in the Pathogenesis of Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis 5. Pig-Bel 6. Clostridium Perfringens Type A Food Poisoning 7. Pseudomembranous and Antibiotic-Associated Colitis 8. Clostridia and Human Colorectal Cancer 9. Histopathology of Clostridial Gut Disease in Man 10. Clostridial Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Animals 11. Newly Described Clostridial Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract