TABLE 2

Clostridium septicum Infection: Clinical Features and Survival

Cases Reported, n (%)aPercent Survival
Neutrophil dysfunction
    All malignancies combined23 (49)30
    Cyclic and congenital neutropenia10 (21)50
    Aplastic anemia1 (2)0
Bowel ischemia
    HUS5 (11)20
    Intussusception1 (2)0
    Torsed polyp1 (2)100
Trauma to extremity3 (6)100
No other diagnoses3 (6)100
Location of infection
    GI tract involvement40 (85)35
    No GI tract involvement7 (15)86
    Extremity involvement16 (34)75
  • GI indicates gastrointestinal.

  • a n = 47.