Fulminating clostridial septicemia in children treated for lymphoproliferative disorders

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Fulminating clostridial septicemia in children treated for lymphoproliferative disorders. / Békássy, Albert; Garwicz, Stanislaw; Wiebe, Thomas.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1984, p. 157-159.

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T1 - Fulminating clostridial septicemia in children treated for lymphoproliferative disorders

AU - Békássy, Albert

AU - Garwicz, Stanislaw

AU - Wiebe, Thomas

PY - 1984

Y1 - 1984

N2 - Overwhelming Clostridium septicum infection in 2 children, 1 and 4 yr old, with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and B-cell non-Hodgkin malignant lymphoma, respectively, as well as fatal C. perfringens infection in a 3-yr-old child with histiocytosis-X are reported. A neutropenic patient with fever, abdominal symptoms and hypotension--but otherwise being well--must be suspected of having clostridial disease. The most alarming feature is shock and rapid course.

AB - Overwhelming Clostridium septicum infection in 2 children, 1 and 4 yr old, with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and B-cell non-Hodgkin malignant lymphoma, respectively, as well as fatal C. perfringens infection in a 3-yr-old child with histiocytosis-X are reported. A neutropenic patient with fever, abdominal symptoms and hypotension--but otherwise being well--must be suspected of having clostridial disease. The most alarming feature is shock and rapid course.

M3 - Article

VL - 16

SP - 157

EP - 159

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases

SN - 1651-1980

IS - 2

ER -