Rapid Communication| Volume 48, ISSUE 4, e5-e8, April 2013

Clostridium septicum gas gangrene in a previously healthy 8-year-old female with survival


      We present the only reported case of an immunocompetent pediatric patient in the literature to have fulminate gas gangrene of the lower extremity and concomitant gastrointestinal tract infection due to Clostridium septicum coinfected with Clostridium difficile colitis respectively. The patient survived with aggressive medical and surgical treatment.

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