Clostridium tertium bacteremia in a non-neutropenic patient with small bowel obstruction

Nam Su Ku, Hae Sun Chung, Jae Gil Lee, Sun Bean Kim, Sang Hoon Han, Jun Yong Choi, Kyungwon Lee, June Myung Kim

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Clostridium tertium-induced bacteremia is a rare condition seen predominantly in neutropenic patients and/or patients with gastrointestinal disease. In this report, we describe a non-neutropenic, 72-year-old patient with a small bowel obstruction who presented with C. tertium bacteremia. Clostridium tertium is aerotolerant and resistant to broad-spectrum cephalosporins. The aerotolerant nature of C. tertium is resulted in delayed identification and reporting since it is not initially considered a candidate for infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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