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|Title:||Fatal Clostridium septicum myonecrosis.|
|Authors:||Hiew, Chee-Yan;Silberstein, M;Hennessy, O F|
|Affiliation:||University of Melbourne Department of Radiology, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Vic., Australia.|
|Citation:||Australasian Radiology; 37(4): 399-400|
|Abstract:||A 20 year old leukaemic patient with neutropaenia secondary to chemotherapy, who developed overwhelming sepsis, myonecrosis, vascular occlusion and necrotizing enterocolitis due to Clostridium septicum infection is described. Plain abdominal radiographs and a computed tomography scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed gas in the retroperitoneal soft tissues. Clostridium septicum septicaemia has a recognized association with malignancy and neutropaenia and has a high mortality if not diagnosed and treated early. Computed tomography scanning of the abdomen, pelvis and head is advised in any patient with a positive C. septicum blood culture.|
|Internal ID Number:||8257347|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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