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Lumbar Discitis Caused by Clostridium perfringens

Abstract : We report here a rare case of chronic lumbar discitis caused by Clostridium perfringens in an elderly patient that was treated with a combination of β-lactams and clindamycin. Molecular analysis performed on the strain revealed an unusual toxin gene pattern.
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Romain Lotte, Michel Popoff, Nicolas Degand, Laurène Lotte, Philippe Bouvet, et al.. Lumbar Discitis Caused by Clostridium perfringens. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, 2014, 52 (10), pp.3813 - 3815. ⟨10.1128/JCM.00983-14⟩. ⟨pasteur-01767752⟩

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