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Gangrenous gas necrosis of the spleen: a case report

Published in BMC Infectious Diseases. 2019, vol. 19, no. 1, 777
Abstract BACKGROUND: Splenic abscess usually arises from hematogenous spread. Causative pathogens are various and anaerobic pathogens are rarely reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 50-year-old male patient who was admitted for sepsis due to gangrenous necrosis of the spleen associated with bacteremia. Causative pathogens were Clostridium perfringens and Streptococcus gallolyticus. The patient was successfully treated by splenectomy and targeted intravenous antibiotics. No underlying or predisposing disease was found. CONCLUSION: Gangrenous necrosis of the spleen is a rare entity that can be successfully treated by splenectomy and antibiotics.
Keywords Splenic abscessSplenic gangreneSpleenGangreneSpontaneous gas gangrene
PMID: 31488072
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Research groups Cultures cellulaires et transplantations (519)
Transplantation et hépatologie (905)
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MEYER, Jérémy et al. Gangrenous gas necrosis of the spleen: a case report. In: BMC Infectious Diseases, 2019, vol. 19, n° 1, p. 777. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-4406-4 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:125279

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