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
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
KIVEL RM, KESSLER A, CAMERON DJ. LIVER ABSCESS DUE TO CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS(LIVER ABSCESS DUE TO CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS*). Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:672–679. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-3-672
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(3):672-679.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only