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Clostridium infections are rare but frequently associated with malignancy, and mortality approaches 100% if care is not rendered within 12 to 24 h. These infections are associated with various medical problems including diabetes mellitus. In this report, we describe a unique case of sepsis and a gas-forming splenic abscess caused by Clostridium septicum in a type 2 diabetes patient which was treatable solely with antibiotics.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2009.02.001

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Diabetes Complications

Publication Date

03/2010

Volume

24

Pages

142 - 144

Keywords

Abscess, Aged, Antibodies, Clostridium Infections, Clostridium septicum, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated, Humans, Male, Sepsis, Splenic Diseases