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Clostridium septicum fatality: diffuse bowel necrosis associated with cocaine abuse and agranulocytosis
Case Studies in Surgery
Spontaneous, non-traumatic gas gangrene due to Clostridium septicum is a rapidly progressive infection with a high mortality rate and most commonly presents with soft tissue myonecrosis. Predisposing factors include gastrointestinal pathology, malignancies and immune deficiency disorders. To our knowledge cocaine induce bowel ischemia as a predisposing factor for Clostridium septicum sepsis has not been previous reported.doi:10.5430/css.v1n1p34 fatcat:w7szzcn5i5gnlpjnpx4luj6luq