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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 7, Issue 3, July 2013 pp 103-104

Case Report

Clostridium Non perfringens Species as an Etiological Agent in a Polymicrobial Abscess:

A Case Report


Satyajeet K. Pawar1, M. V. Ghorpade2, Vinayak Raje3

{1 Asst. Prof., Dept. of Microbiology, 2 Registrar, 3 Consultant Neurosurgeon} Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Maharashtra. INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Abscess formation is common complication during wound healing. But association of abscess with anaerobes like Clostridium non perfringens species (spp.) in acute case is somewhat rare entity. We report a case of abscess formation with polymicrobial etiology in contused lacerated wound after road traffic accident. Out of the bacteria isolated from lesion, Clostridium non perfringens spp. was important as patient was on aerobic antibiotic therapy and recovery was prompt with addition of antibiotic against anaerobe in the treatment. One should not ignore presence of anaerobic bacteria like Clostridium non perfringens spp. in a polymicrobial abscess as in present case.