Clostridium perfringens septicemia has been reported as a life-threatening infectious complication of metastic tumors. These reports have infrequently included localized tumors of the skin. We report a case of fatal C. perfringens sepsis occurring in a patient with a malignant hemangioendothelioma of the scalp. The septicemia developed several days following a punch biopsy of the tumor. The possible association between minor surgical procedures and subsequent clostridial infections has been presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||New York State Journal of Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1980|
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