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.