JOSEPH SWEETING, M.D.; LEON ROSENBERG, M.D.
Although William Welch in his early descriptions of human infection with clostridial organisms records two cases of lung infections (exact type undescribed), there has been a paucity of similar reports since that time. Clostridium perfringens infection occurring in the chest cavity following penetrating wounds of the thorax is well known. In the absence of direct injury to the chest, however, primary clostridial pneumonia or a parenchymal infection secondary to hematogenous dissemination from a distant locus is quite rare. The following case report deals with primary pneumonia due to C. perfringens (Clostridium welchii).
A 45 year old white housewife
SWEETING J, ROSENBERG L. PRIMARY CLOSTRIDIAL PNEUMONIA*. Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:805–810. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-51-4-805
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(4):805-810.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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