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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 209-211

Fulminant leukemoid reaction due to postpartum Clostridium sordellii infection


1 P. G. Department of Medicine, S. N. Medical College, Agra, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, S. N. Medical College, Agra, India

Correspondence Address:
Prabhat Agrawal
P. G. Department of Medicine, S. N. Medical College, Agra
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.103899

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Clostridium sordellii is gram positive anaerobic spore forming rod and it has been demonstrated to cause gas gangrene, refractory shock, leukemoid reaction, and pleuroperitoneal effusion due to capillary leak. We report here a case of postpartum female who presented with leukemoid reaction, ascites, pleural effusion, and shock without fever 7 days after normal vaginal home delivery.


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