Clostidrium: is a large genus of Gram-posititive bacteria, belonging to the Firmicutes. A bacterium that occurs widely in nature and is a cause of botulism, its six main types, A to F. A group of anaerobic bacteria “Clostridium difficile” one of the most common cause of infection of the large bowel the colon especially in the US. It characterizes by serious diarrhea after taking some antibiotics.
They discovered on a patient aged 68 years old at Neorology of Bron, south France.
The colon: the part of the large intestine that runs from the cecum to the rectum as a long hollow tube that serves to remove water from digested food and let the remaining material, solide waste called stool. It measures about 5 feet (1.5 metres).
Health : To inform on rare diaseases
The neurofibromatose, the disease of huntington, the sarcome of Kaposi..
As many diseases known as “orphan” which were a long time ignored doctors, researchers and thus the public.
Even if they touch a small proportion of the population approximately 30 000 in France, their number approximately 7 000 and their gravity however make of it a true stake of public health.
For ten years, the site orpha.net has given many information on these diseases, the orphan drugs and the co-ordinates of associations concerned.
Sites to be consulted: (Watch out only in French )