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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 541959, 3 pages
Case Report

Life-Threatening Clostridial Sepsis in a Postmenopausal Patient with Degenerating Uterine Leiomyoma

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

Received 5 February 2010; Accepted 29 March 2010

Academic Editor: Faustino R. Pérez-López

Copyright © 2010 Christopher S. Bryant et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Clostridium perfringens is a fulminant infection that affects patients with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Fortunately, C. perfringens-associated sepsis and death in the gynecologic patient is rarely encountered. We report a case of intrauterine C. perfringens presenting as life-threatening sepsis in a postmenopausal patient.