Fulminating septic shock from Clostridium perfringens in an early breast cancer patient with severe myalgia after docetaxel treatment
AbstractAnaerobic bacteraemia could be a lifethreatening condition in neutropenic patients receiving chemotherapy. Taxane therapy is associated with necrotising inflammation of the caecum (named also typhlitis) that could be a potential source for bacteraemia. We report the case of a sudden onset of septic shock by Clostridium perfringens in a young patient treated with docetaxel as adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer. A minireview of the literature has been performed.
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