Clostridium tertium bacteremia in a non-neutropenic patient with small bowel obstruction

Nam Su Ku, Hae Sun Chung, JaeGil Lee, Sun Bean Kim, Sang Hoon Han, JunYong Choi, Kyungwon Lee, June Myung Kim

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Clostridium tertium-induced bacteremia is a rare condition seen predominantly in neutropenic patients and/or patients with gastrointestinal disease. In this report, we describe a non-neutropenic, 72-year-old patient with a small bowel obstruction who presented with C. tertium bacteremia. Clostridium tertium is aerotolerant and resistant to broad-spectrum cephalosporins. The aerotolerant nature of C. tertium is resulted in delayed identification and reporting since it is not initially considered a candidate for infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1

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Clostridium tertium
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  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Ku, Nam Su ; Chung, Hae Sun ; Lee, JaeGil ; Kim, Sun Bean ; Han, Sang Hoon ; Choi, JunYong ; Lee, Kyungwon ; Kim, June Myung. / Clostridium tertium bacteremia in a non-neutropenic patient with small bowel obstruction. In: Infection and Chemotherapy. 2011 ; Vol. 43, No. 4. pp. 355-358.
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Clostridium tertium bacteremia in a non-neutropenic patient with small bowel obstruction. / Ku, Nam Su; Chung, Hae Sun; Lee, JaeGil; Kim, Sun Bean; Han, Sang Hoon; Choi, JunYong; Lee, Kyungwon; Kim, June Myung.

In: Infection and Chemotherapy, Vol. 43, No. 4, 01.08.2011, p. 355-358.

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