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Sangre (Barc). 1991 Aug;36(4):315-7.

[Massive intravascular hemolysis in septicemia caused by Clostridium perfringens].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Servicio de Hematologia del Hospital de Elda, SVS.


A case of massive haemolytic anaemia in the course of a C. perfringens sepsis of hepatic origin is presented. The diagnosis was strongly suggested by the presence of intragranulocytic capsulated bacilli in a Giemsa stained peripheral blood smear. The patient developed disseminated intravascular coagulation. The outcome was fatal and the patient died eight hours after admission. We review the aetiopathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy of haemolysis in Clostridium perfringens infections.

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