An article in the 1989 American Journal of Clinical Pathology dealt with a death resulting from Clostridium sordelli, the bacterial strain said to be involved in the death of the Canadian woman.
Another case report of a fatal infection from the June 1975 Journal of Trauma says that Clostridium sordelli infections present "deceptive clinical features frequently leading to delayed recognition and subsequent death.
From what is known about Clostridium sordelli infections, particularly their absence of fever or other special symptoms, there may be unique reasons to be concerned about any occurrence of C.
In December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the results of an investigation into the deaths of 3 patients following routine knee surgery in Minnesota found that one of the patient was killed by a bacterium - Clostridium sordelli
- contained in human tissue used in the operation.