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Fulminating clostridial septicemia in children treated for lymphoproliferative disorders.

Authors
  • Békássy, A N
  • Garwicz, S
  • Wiebe, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1984
Volume
16
Issue
2
Pages
157–159
Identifiers
PMID: 6610926
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Overwhelming Clostridium septicum infection in 2 children, 1 and 4 yr old, with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and B-cell non-Hodgkin malignant lymphoma, respectively, as well as fatal C. perfringens infection in a 3-yr-old child with histiocytosis-X are reported. A neutropenic patient with fever, abdominal symptoms and hypotension--but otherwise being well--must be suspected of having clostridial disease. The most alarming feature is shock and rapid course.

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