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)
Rifkin GD. Neutropenic Enterocolitis and Clostridium septicum Infection in Patients With Agranulocytosis. Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(6):834-835. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330180108031