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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||The American journal of gastroenterology|
|State||Published - Apr 1987|