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June 1980

Neutropenic Enterocolitis and Clostridium septicum Infection in Patients With Agranulocytosis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Rockford (Ill) School of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(6):834-835. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330180108031

Two patients with previously undiagnosed agranulocytosis had rapidly fatal Clostridium septicum sepsis and neutropenic enterocolitis. This toxigenic organism has a known predilection for cecal lesions. The association reported herein suggests that C septicum may be the cause of this necrotizing enteropathy.

(Arch Intern Med 140:834-835, 1980)