Myonecrosis secondary to Clostridium Septicum in a patient with Occult Colon Malignancy: a case report

@article{Gibson2008MyonecrosisST,
  title={Myonecrosis secondary to Clostridium Septicum in a patient with Occult Colon Malignancy: a case report},
  author={Michael A. Gibson and Dimitrios V. Avgerinos and Omar H. Llaguna and Nitin D Sheth},
  journal={Cases Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={1},
  pages={300 - 300}
}
BACKGROUND Gas gangrene is a relatively rare event that is typically associated with history of trauma. A non-traumatic history of gas gangrene has been associated with Clostridium septicum and cecal malignancy. CASE PRESENTATION We present a case of a 54-year-old male patient who presented with myonecrosis secondary to Clostridium septicum septicemia and an occult cecal carcinoma. CONCLUSION C. septicum and its association with malignancy should be considered in any patient suffering from… CONTINUE READING

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