Necrotizing pneumonia and sepsis due to clostridium perfringens: a case report.

Graziano Onder, Cristina Palmacci, Manuela Antocicco, Lorenzo Bonomo, Fabio Maggi, Alberto Cocchi

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Abstract

Clostridia are uncommon causes of pleuropulmonary infection. Clostridial species infecting the pleuropulmonary structures characteristically cause a necrotizing pneumonia with involvement of the pleura. Most cases have iatrogenic causes usually due to invasive procedures into the pleural cavity, such as thoracentesis or thoracotomy, or penetrating chest injuries. Rarely clostridia pleuropulmonary infections are not related to these factors. The clinical course of pleuropulmonary clostridial infections can be very variable, but they may be rapid and fatal. We report a rare case of necrotizing pneumonia and sepsis due to Clostridium perfringens not related to iatrogenic causes or injuries in an 82 years old woman.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)50-50
Numero di pagine1
RivistaCases J
Volume2
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2009

Keywords

  • necrotizing pneumonia

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