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Volume 45, Number 5, October 2012

Emphysematous cholecystitis complicating liver abscess due toClostridium baratii infection

Wen-Cheng Huang, Wen-Sen Lee, Tzesian Chang, Tsong-Yih Ou

Received: March 7, 2011    Revised: May 18, 2011    Accepted: August 29, 2011   


Background and purpose: 

Clostridium baratii bacteremia is a rare but severe anaerobic infection. Its major clinical features are neurological presentation, and significant risk factors include hemodialysis, intestinal disease or malignancy. We describe a case of emphysematous cholecystitis complicated by a liver abscess due to C baratii infection in a healthy adult without neurological manifestation.


Key words:

CholecystitisClostridium baratiiLiver abscess