Clostridium subterminale septicemia in an immunocompetent patient

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Daganou Maria ; Kyriakoudi Ann ; Moraitou Helen ; Pontikis Konstantinos ; Avgeropoulou Stavrina ; Tripolitsioti Paraskevi ; Koutsoukou Antonia (2016)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: IDCases, volume 5, pages 43-45 (issn: 2214-2509, eissn: 2214-2509)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2016.06.005, pmc: PMC4954936
  • Subject: RC109-216 | Infectious and parasitic diseases | Case Report | Immunocompetent | Clostridium subterminale | Bacteremia
    mesheuropmc: fungi

Clostridium subterminale is a Clostridium species that has been rarely isolated in the blood of immunocompromised patients. We report a case of C. subterminale septicemia in an immunocompetent patient who presented with acute mediastinitis following spontaneous esophageal rupture.
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