A fatal Clostridium perfringens infection with hemolysis after chemotherapy in an adolescent

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Kukul M. G., Ciki K., Karadag-Oncel E., CENGİZ A. B., Kuskonmaz B. B., Tavil B., ...More

ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA, vol.115, no.2, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Gas gangrene, clostridial myonecrosis, is one of the most serious infectious diseases, characterized by rapidly progressive destruction of deep soft tissues and production of gas within the tissues. We presented a case of fatal spontaneous gas gangrene due to Clostridium perfringens in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia during remission induction chemotherapy phase.