Fatal Clostridium sordellii ischio-rectal abscess with septicaemia complicating ultrasound-guided transrectal prostate biopsy

A. Borer, J. Gilad, E. Sikuler, K. Riesenberg, F. Schlaeffer, D. Buskila

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Abstract

Clostridium sordellii is a Gram-positive spore-forming anaerobic bacillus rarely encountered in human infection. A case of C. sordellii ischio-rectal abscess with rapidly fatal septicaemia is described which complicated ultrasound-guided transrectal biopsy of the prostate, despite ciprofloxacin prophylaxis. Neither C. sordellii ischio-rectal abscess nor ischio-rectal abscess complicating transrectal biopsy have been reported previously judging from our experience and the reviewed literature, the addition of prophylactic anti-anaerobe drugs should be strongly considered until an optimal prophylactic regimen will be defined by randomized controlled trials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-129
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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