Necrotizing duodenitis caused by Clostridium perfringens type a in a Japanese young man

Hideharu Hagiya, Hiromichi Naito, Junichi Sugiyama, Hiroyoshi Nojima, Shingo Hagioka, Naoki Morimoto

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Abstract

A 21-year-old Japanese man with a history of marked body weight loss over a short period of time died of necrotizing duodenitis caused by Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) type A. C. perfringens type A is considered to usually cause self-limiting gastroenteritis. Necrotizing enteritis sometimes occurs due to C. perfringens in developing countries; however, it is primarily caused by the type C strain and its site of onset is typically the jejunum or ileum. This is a rare case of necrotizing duodenitis caused by C. perfringens type A in a Japanese young man. Physicians need to be more aware of this emerging fatal disease in developed countries

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2973-2976
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume51
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 29 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Duodenitis
  • Necrotizing enteritis
  • Pigbel
  • Type A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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