FULMINANT SEPTIC SCOCK DUE TO CLOSTREDIUM PERFIGENS SOFT AND SKIN TISSUE INFECTION EIGHT YEARS AFTER LIVER TRANSPLANTATION
- Liver transplanted patients are at risk of infection development.
- The main cause of death during the first year after liver transplant are actually bacterial and fungal infections.
- The gas gangrene caused by Clostridium perfringens consists a severe form of wound infection.
- Despite optimal therapy, the mortality rises 40-60%. Up to 120 cases are yearly in Germany registered. Thus, it represents a rather rare infectious disease.
- We report about a patient who developed Clostridium perfringens infection of the right knee eight years after liver transplantation.
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