Clostridium Perfringens: Symptoms & Treatment


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Which of the following is the best description of Clostridium perfringens?

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1. Which characteristic of Clostridium perfringens contributes most to its ability to cause illnesses?

2. Which of the following are NOT generally recommended as treatments for C. perfringens foodborne illnesses?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Clostridium Perfringens, or C. perfringens, is a naturally-occurring bacteria found in the digestive system that can cause illness or infection in large quantities. This interactive quiz and accompanying worksheet will help gauge your understanding of symptoms and treatment of C. perfringes illnesses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test students in the following areas:

  • Description of C. perfringens
  • Symptoms and treatment of foodborne C. perfringens illness
  • Causes of C. perfringens illness

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Clostridium Perfringens lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast symptoms and treatments of foodborne C. perfringens illness and wounds infected by C. perfringens
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding illnesses caused by the bacterium C. perfringens

Additional Learning

Read the companion lesson Clostridium Perfringens: Symptoms & Treatment to learn more about symptoms and treatments associated with this bacterial illness. The lesson, and its accompanying quiz and worksheet, contain the following objectives:

  • Identify symptoms and treatment of foodborne C. perfringens illness
  • Identify symptoms and treatment of wounds infected by C. perfringens
  • Understand Pigbel Syndrome symptoms and treatment