Clostridium sordellii

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Clostridium sordellii

a bacterial strain that produces multiple toxins including a lecithinase, hemolysin, and a fibrinolysin, which results in edema and potentially fatal hypotension, and necrotic infections in humans. It is especially associated with abdominal and gynecologic posttraumatic and postoperative wound infection; also causes big head in rams.

Clos·trid·i·um sor·del·li·i

(klos-trid'ē-ŭm sōr-del'ē-ī)
A bacterial species that produces multiple toxins including a lecithinase, hemolysin, and a fibrinolysin, which results in edema and potentially fatal hypotension, and necrotic infections in humans. It is especially associated with abdominal and gynecologic posttraumatic and postoperative wound infection; also causes disorder called big head in rams.

Clostridium sordellii

A species that may cause anaerobic infections in bones, joints, soft tissues, the uterus, and elsewhere.
See also: Clostridium
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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.
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