Key words: Clostridium sordellii
, Clostridium perfringens, avian clostridiosis, myonecrosis, enteritis, cytotoxins, avian, brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
Maternal deaths associated with Clostridium sordellii
Se aislaron dos especies de bacterias cecales del conejo, identificadas como Clostridium sordellii
y Peptostreptococcus tetradius (Cobos et al.
When Brian Lykins died after receiving a bone graft infected with the bacterium Clostridium sordellii
, his family filed suit against CryoLife, the Kennesaw, GA company that supplied the bone.
Clostridial disease caused by Clostridium sordellii
seems to be cropping up more and more at laboratories,'' said independent veterinary adviser Chris Lewis.
However, providers of donated tissue have been under increased scrutiny by regulatory authorities, the medical community, and the public following the reported death in November 2001 of a recipient of an allograft (tissue transplant) from a non-TBI tissue contaminated with Clostridium sordellii
(an anaerobic spore and toxin-forming organism) and of 54 similar non-TBI related cases investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Sarcina-like bacteria, Clostridium fallax and Clostridium sordellii
in lambs with abomasal bloat, haemorrhage and ulcers.
Uzal (1996) Identification of Clostridium sordellii
by a peroxidase antiperoxidase (PAP) technique in smears and in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues of sheep.
The three authors examined 45 cases of Clostridium sordellii
infection occurring between 1927 and 2006.
This regimen, not approved by the Food and Drug Administration but widely used, was associated with all five fatal Clostridium sordellii
infections reported after medical abortion in the United States and Canada.
The FDA recommends that if physicians suspect infection in patients with this presentation, they should consider immediately initiating treatment with antibiotics that include coverage of anaerobic bacteria, such as Clostridium sordellii
All the women developed uterine infections with Clostridium sordellii
, a microbe that rarely attacks people but that can cause toxic shock when it does.
In one case, antimicrobial treatment did not eradicate Clostridium sordellii
, and postprocessing cultures failed to detect the contamination with C.
Based on our recent conversations with state and federal public health agencies, they are unable at this time to tell us how the Clostridium sordellii
bacterium was introduced into the knee patient's body, and they have revealed no conclusion regarding the source of the infection in the patient," CryoLife said in the release.