Persistent bacteremia and psoas abscess caused by a lethal toxin-deficient Paeniclostridium sordellii

Cara D. Varley, Lisa M. Rogers, Beverly REA Dixon, Sarah C. Bernard, D. Borden Lacy, Emilio Sulpizio, David M. Aronoff, John M. Townes

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Abstract

We present a case of persistent bacteremia and psoas abscess from Paeniclostridium sordellii without severe symptoms or the classically associated toxic shock syndrome. Further laboratory evaluation demonstrated that the Paeniclostridium sordellii isolate lacked the lethal toxin gene and there was no cytotoxicity to exposed Vero cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102520
JournalAnaerobe
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • Bacterial toxin
  • Clostridium sordellii
  • Clostridium species
  • Gram-positive bacilli
  • Paeniclostridium sordellii

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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