Late Clostridium perfringens breast implant infection after dental treatment.

@article{Hunter1996LateCP,
  title={Late Clostridium perfringens breast implant infection after dental treatment.},
  author={John G. Hunter and M. Padilla and S A Cooper-Vastola},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={309-12}
}
Late infection is rare after breast augmentation. Pathogenesis is usually implant seeding caused by bacteremia as a consequence of antecedent distant infections or medical/dental procedures. Reported is the first case of late implant infection, after extensive dental treatment, caused by Clostridium perfringens, an anaerobic pathogen commonly present in the human gastrointestinal tract. Prompt diagnosis and early antibiotic treatment of all bacterial infections, and serious consideration of… CONTINUE READING

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