Clostridium septicum myonecrosis presenting as a parapharyngeal abscess in a patient with aplastic anemia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The first reported case of Clostridium septicum myonecrosis in an adult with aplastic anemia is described. The patient presented with sepsis, a parapharyngeal abscess that necessitated emergent intubation, and severe intravascular hemolysis attributed to clostridial alpha-toxin production. Despite prompt recognition and treatment, the patient died of his infection. C. septicum myonecrosis should be considered in any immunocompromised patient with sepsis, especially when accompanied by evidence of multiple sites of tissue infection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fowler, VG; Hamilton, CD; Ohl, CA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 309 - 310

PubMed ID

  • 9795792

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0300-8126

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02962255


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany