Necrotizing clostridial pneumonia: A case report and review of the literature

Jeremy W. Cannon*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


Clostridial species infecting the pleuropulmonary structures characteristically cause a rapidly progressing cavitary pneumonia. Various risk factors contribute to these infections, and the clinical course can range from a mild to a highly virulent illness, even leading to death. If recognized early, however, the severity of the illness can be curbed with appropriate antibiotic therapy. The case of necrotizing clostridial pneumonia presented here documents remote pulmonary emboli as a newly established risk factor for these infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-86
Number of pages2
JournalMilitary Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Necrotizing clostridial pneumonia: A case report and review of the literature'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this