Clostridium infections associated with musculoskeletal-tissue allografts.

@article{Kainer2004ClostridiumIA,
  title={Clostridium infections associated with musculoskeletal-tissue allografts.},
  author={Marion a. Kainer and Jeanne V Linden and David Whaley and H. T. Holmes and William Robert Jarvis and Daniel B. Jernigan and Lennox Kenneth Archibald},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={350 25},
  pages={
          2564-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND Allografts are commonly used in orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In 2001, approximately 875,000 musculoskeletal allografts were distributed by U.S. tissue banks. After the death from Clostridium sordellii sepsis of a 23-year-old man who had received a contaminated allograft from a tissue bank (Tissue Bank A), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiated an investigation, including enhanced case finding, of the methods used for the recovery, processing, and testing of… CONTINUE READING

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