Postoperative Clostridium Perfringens Lumbar Discitis with Septicemia: Report of a Case with Survival Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This case report describes the successful treatment of a case of Clostridium perfringens postoperative discitis and suggests a management protocol for this condition. The medical literature to date reports only one similar case, treated without success. The patient has been well but the affected space later collapsed with mechanical pain and has required fusion. C. perfringens discitis can be treated successfully.

publication date

  • April 2002