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J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Oct;50(10):3409-11. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00802-12. Epub 2012 Aug 15.

Meningoencephalitis with subdural empyema caused by toxigenic Clostridium perfringens type A.

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Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.

Abstract

We report a clinical case of meningoencephalitis with subdural empyema in an immunocompromised farmer caused by toxigenic Clostridium perfringens type A, which was identified by 16S RNA gene analysis of cerebrospinal fluid and subdural empyema. In immunocompromised patients, C. perfringens should be considered a potential pathogen of sepsis.

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22895036
PMCID:
PMC3457414
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10.1128/JCM.00802-12
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