Human Clostridium chauvoei necrotising enterocolitis

Myung Seo Ko, Trine Gulholm and Konstantin Yastrebov
Med J Aust || doi: 10.5694/mja2.52078
Published online: 25 September 2023

A 48‐year‐old woman presented with three days of nausea and vomiting and two days of worsening right‐sided lower abdominal pain. Diarrhoea developed soon after presentation. She denied sick contacts and recent overseas travels but recalled a prolonged handling of gardening soil with bare hands while having multiple superficial skin lacerations acquired from a domestic cat.

  • 1 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • 4 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW


Patient consent: The patient gave written consent for publication.


We thank Felicity Sinclair from the department of anatomical pathology, Prince of Wales Hospital for providing the images of the bowel specimen.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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