SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care III
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION:Clostridium subterminale is an anaerobic, spore-forming, gram-positive bacteria normally found in soil. It is a rare pathogen that has only been described in 10 prior cases, with only two presenting as septicemia in immunosuppressed patients. A prominent risk factor is deep tissue injury. Other cited presentations were empyema, soft tissue infection, and meningitis after craniocerebral arrow injury. We present a case of Clostridium subterminale in an immunocompetent patient without penetrating injury.