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


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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5546/aap.2017.eng.e92
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA

Abstract

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.