Clostridium sordelli causing malignant edema in a trauma patient: a case report and review of literature

Sanjiv Fitz-Morris Gray, Beatrice Esther Dieudonne
2018 The Pan African Medical Journal  
Clostridium sordelli infection is a rare but potentially lethal infection associated with abortions, injury, contaminated wounds, and illicit drug use. It causes a recognizable syndrome with marked leukocytosis. Rapid diagnosis and aggressive sepsis management is required for optimal outcome. We report a case in a trauma patient with delayed presentation after sustaining facial trauma with soil contamination. The critical care management is summarized and a review of the literature.
doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.30.118.14156 fatcat:5ss4kaiy2jhbfizdvireegfmqy