Postoperative Clostridium tertium septicemia in a non-neutropenic pediatric patient

@article{Yasui2016PostoperativeCT,
  title={Postoperative Clostridium tertium septicemia in a non-neutropenic pediatric patient},
  author={T. Yasui and M. Wakuda and Junichi Ishii and T. Suzuki and F. Hara and Shunsuke Watanabe and N. Uga and A. Naoe},
  journal={Case Reports in Clinical Pathology},
  year={2016},
  volume={3},
  pages={22}
}
  • T. Yasui, M. Wakuda, +5 authors A. Naoe
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Case Reports in Clinical Pathology
  • Clostridium tertium (C. tertium) septicemia is rare, and most cases are observed in neutropenic patients. Our case was a non-neutropenic 7-month-old male who underwent anorectal surgery. On postoperative day 2, his body temperature increased to 40.0°C and gram-positive bacilli were isolated from the aerobic blood culture. We started empiric antibiotic therapy with meropenem. Because the strain was initially identified as Listeria grayi, we switched to ampicillin following susceptibility testing… CONTINUE READING

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