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Title: Leverabces met Clostridium perfringens
Author(s): HOLVOET A, VERHAEGHE L, DECOCK S, ARTS J, VAN HOOTEGEM P
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume: 67 Issue: 19 Date: 2011
Clostridium perfringens in a liver abscess
We report a rare case of a 70-year-old woman presenting with fever, jaundice and abdominal pain. CT of the abdomen revealed diffuse metastases of the liver and an anaerobic abscess. Clostridium perfringens bacteremia was demonstrated by means of blood cultures. This case illustrates the dramatic nature of a C. perfringens sepsis with associated hemolysis.