Hepatic gas gangrene following orthotopic liver transplantation: three cases treated with re-transplantation and a review of the literature.

@article{DobleckiLewis2008HepaticGG,
  title={Hepatic gas gangrene following orthotopic liver transplantation: three cases treated with re-transplantation and a review of the literature.},
  author={Susanne Doblecki-Lewis and Emmanouil Palaios and Pablo A. Bejarano and Andreas G. Tzakis and Gennaro Selvaggi and Michele Ileana Morris},
  journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={280-5}
}
Gas gangrene is a rare and devastating infectious process that can occur after liver transplantation, most often following hepatic artery thrombosis. We here report 3 cases of gas gangrene following orthotopic liver transplantation. Blood cultures were positive for Clostridium clostridiiforme in one case. In 2 other cases liver tissue from explanted specimens was positive for Enterobacter cloacae. Ultrasound demonstrated hepatic artery thrombosis and computed tomography imaging revealed diffuse… CONTINUE READING
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