Pneumonia and empyema caused by Clostridium sordellii

Am J Med Sci. 1977 Sep-Oct;274(2):211-2. doi: 10.1097/00000441-197709000-00015.


A case of pleuropulmonary infection caused by Clostridium sordellii is reported for the first time. The clinical presentation with acute onset resembling pulmonary infarction, the absence of toxicity, hemolysis and shock, and response to penicillin and drainage was similar to that of patients with pleuropulmonary infection caused by C. perfringens.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Clostridium Infections / complications*
  • Empyema / complications
  • Empyema / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumonia / complications
  • Pneumonia / etiology*