Clostridial myonecrosis in association with etoposide therapy presenting as severe thigh pain.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/108031
Title:
Clostridial myonecrosis in association with etoposide therapy presenting as severe thigh pain.
Authors:
Smith, David B; Harris, Martin; Thatcher, Nick
Abstract:
The case is described of a 68 year old man who was immunosuppressed as a result of receiving chemotherapy for small cell lung cancer and who presented with severe right thigh pain. This proved to be due to clostridial myonecrosis with none of the classical clinical features of clostridial infection. This is believed to be the first reported case of spontaneous clostridial infection associated with etoposide administration.
Affiliation:
Cancer Research Campaign Department of Medical Oncology and Department of Pathology, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Manchester M20 9BX, UK.
Citation:
Clostridial myonecrosis in association with etoposide therapy presenting as severe thigh pain. 1986, 62 (727):403-4 Postgrad Med J
Journal:
Postgraduate Medical Journal
Issue Date:
May-1986
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/108031
DOI:
10.1136/pgmj.62.727.403
PubMed ID:
3763552
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0032-5473
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSmith, David Ben
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Martinen
dc.contributor.authorThatcher, Nicken
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-21T10:16:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-21T10:16:53Z-
dc.date.issued1986-05-
dc.identifier.citationClostridial myonecrosis in association with etoposide therapy presenting as severe thigh pain. 1986, 62 (727):403-4 Postgrad Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0032-5473-
dc.identifier.pmid3763552-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/pgmj.62.727.403-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/108031-
dc.description.abstractThe case is described of a 68 year old man who was immunosuppressed as a result of receiving chemotherapy for small cell lung cancer and who presented with severe right thigh pain. This proved to be due to clostridial myonecrosis with none of the classical clinical features of clostridial infection. This is believed to be the first reported case of spontaneous clostridial infection associated with etoposide administration.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshEtoposide-
dc.subject.meshGas Gangrene-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshThigh-
dc.titleClostridial myonecrosis in association with etoposide therapy presenting as severe thigh pain.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCancer Research Campaign Department of Medical Oncology and Department of Pathology, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Manchester M20 9BX, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalPostgraduate Medical Journalen

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