Significance of Clostridium tertium bacteremia in neutropenic and nonneutropenic patients: review of 32 cases.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In the nonneutropenic host, bacteremia due to Clostridium tertium is rare and of unclear significance. We describe a patient in whom presentation with Clostridium tertium bacteremia was the harbinger of Crohn's disease. In order to understand the significance of C. tertium bacteremia in neutropenic and nonneutropenic hosts, we review all 32 cases of C. tertium bacteremia that occurred at Duke University Medical Center from 1992 to 1999.

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Cited Authors

  • Miller, DL; Brazer, S; Murdoch, D; Reller, LB; Corey, GR

Published Date

  • March 15, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 975 - 978

PubMed ID

  • 11247721

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1058-4838

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/319346


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States