Title

Spherocytosis as a manifestation of postabortal clostridium welchii infections

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1954

Publication Title

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

ISSN

00029378

Abstract

Two cases of postabortal Clostridium welchii infection are presented, both of which showed spherocytosis as an outstanding finding. In the patient who recovered, differential smears before and after illness showed normal morphology of the red cells in contrast to marked spherocytosis during the illness. The toxins produced by the organism were apparently not severe enough to cause hemolysis as was true in the fatal case. Evidence presented by the case with recovery seems to indicate that careful observation of the differential smears might well be the first finding of postabortal and other Clostridium welchii infections. © 1954.

Volume

67

Issue

3

First Page

691

Last Page

694

DOI

10.1016/0002-9378(54)90067-8

PubMed ID

13138676

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