RAYMOND M. KIVEL; ALEXANDER KESSLER; DONALD J. CAMERON
Although clostridia are widely distributed in nature and are normal inhabitants of the human intestine, their invasiveness as pathogens is usually related to some sort of physical trauma with local tissue destruction. Clostridia, however, may often be present at the site of accidental or surgical trauma without causing clinical infection. This close association of clostridial infection with trauma, together with the rarity of other clinical types of infection, has been considered as evidence that some peculiar host factors, usually presumed to be necrotic tissue without oxygen supply, are required for initiation of infection by these organisms.
The present report
KIVEL RM, KESSLER A, CAMERON DJ. LIVER ABSCESS DUE TO CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:672–679. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-3-672
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(3):672-679.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease.
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