Philip A. Pizzo, M.D.

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  • EMERGENCE OF CLOSTRIDIUM TERTIUM AS A PATHOGEN IN NEUTROPENIC PATIENTS AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE Thaler, M., Gill, V., Pizzo, P. A. 1986; 81 (4): 596-600

    Abstract:

    Although usually considered a non-pathogen, Clostridium tertium was isolated from 10 immunosuppressed patients including seven patients with bacteremia. This organism can grow aerobically and can be easily disregarded as a contaminant. It also has a somewhat unusual susceptibility pattern, with significant resistance to the penicillins, cephalosporins, and clindamycin, possibly explaining its emergence in immunocompromised patients already receiving multiple antibiotics.

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