Survival of Clostridium perfringens sepsis in a liver transplant recipient

Geraldine C. Diaz, Thomas Boyer, John F. Renz

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Clostridium perfringens sepsis following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is a rare but reported complication that historically results in mortality or emergent retransplantation (ReTx).1-7 Complications from C. perfringens emphysematous gastritis have contributed to the death of a healthy live liver donor as well.8 Herein, we describe the first documented survivor of C. perfringens sepsis following OLT managed without laparotomy or emergent ReTx.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1469-1472
Number of pages4
JournalLiver Transplantation
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology
  • Transplantation


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