Clostridium septicum Causing Sepsis With Severe Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in a Patient With Crohn's Disease

Heibl, Christoph; Knoflach, Peter
January 2011
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan2011, Vol. 106 Issue 1, p170
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 41-year-old woman with Crohn's disease (CD) that involved the terminal ileum. She presented with abdominal pain and vomiting with signs of incomplete bowel obstruction and sepsis. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed wall thickening of the terminal ileum and a possible abscess in the small bowel. The article discusses sepsis caused by Clostridium septicum with intravascular coagulation in patients with CD.


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