Fatal Clostridium perfringens sepsis. Following malignant hemangioendothelioma of scalp

F. D. Lowy, H. B. Tanowitz, M. Fisher

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)808-810
Number of pages3
JournalNew York state journal of medicine
Volume80
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1980

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Hemangioendothelioma
Clostridium perfringens
Scalp
Sepsis
Minor Surgical Procedures
Neoplasms
Biopsy
Skin
Infection

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Fatal Clostridium perfringens sepsis. Following malignant hemangioendothelioma of scalp. / Lowy, F. D.; Tanowitz, H. B.; Fisher, M.

In: New York state journal of medicine, Vol. 80, No. 5, 1980, p. 808-810.

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Lowy, F. D. ; Tanowitz, H. B. ; Fisher, M. / Fatal Clostridium perfringens sepsis. Following malignant hemangioendothelioma of scalp. In: New York state journal of medicine. 1980 ; Vol. 80, No. 5. pp. 808-810.
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