Unusual bacterial infections and colorectal carcinoma - Streptococcus bovis and Clostridium septicum: Report of three cases

Grettel K. Wentling, Philip P. Metzger, Eric J. Dozois, Heidi K. Chua, Murli Krishna

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Several types of unusual bacterial infections have been reported in association with colorectal malignancy. In thethree cases described, uncommon infections resulted in further workup and subsequent resection for occult colonic malignancy. Awareness of this association is critical for early diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1223-1227
Number of pages5
JournalDiseases of the colon and rectum
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006



  • Bacterial infection
  • Clostridium septicum
  • Colonic neoplasms
  • Streptococcus bovis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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