Clostridium septicum gas gangrene in a previously healthy 8-year-old female with survival

Carolina Pinzon-Guzman, Dalia Bashir, George McSherry, Michael Beck, Dorothy Rocourt

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Abstract

We present the only reported case of an immunocompetent pediatric patient in the literature to have fulminate gas gangrene of the lower extremity and concomitant gastrointestinal tract infection due to Clostridium septicum coinfected with Clostridium difficile colitis respectively. The patient survived with aggressive medical and surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Clostridium septicum
Gas Gangrene
Survival
Clostridium difficile
Colitis
Gastrointestinal Tract
Lower Extremity
Pediatrics
Infection
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Clostridium septicum gas gangrene in a previously healthy 8-year-old female with survival. / Pinzon-Guzman, Carolina; Bashir, Dalia; McSherry, George; Beck, Michael; Rocourt, Dorothy.

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