Clinical Care of C. perfringens food poisoning

Key points

  • Most infections are self-limited.
  • Patients should drink extra fluids as long as they have diarrhea.
  • Antibiotic treatment is not recommended.
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Treatment recommendations

Most people recover from C. perfringens food poisoning without treatment.

Oral rehydration or, in severe cases, intravenous fluids with electrolytes can be used to prevent or treat dehydration.

Antibiotic treatment is not recommended.