Splenic Abscess Due to Clostridium difficile and Pseudomonas Paucimobilis

Alex E. Studemeister, Mark A. Beilke, Nigar Kirmani

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Extraintestinal infection by Clostridium difficile is a rare entity. Herein we describe a 62‐yr‐old man with C. difficile bacteremia complicated by a splenic abscess. Of particular interest was the isolation of C. difficile and Pseudomonas paucimobilis from the splenic abscess. Prompt antibiotic therapy and splenectomy resulted in a favorable outcome. Although rare, these organisms should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a splenic abscess.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-390
Number of pages2
JournalThe American journal of gastroenterology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1987


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