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Disseminated intravascular coagulation with Fusobacterium necrophorum septicaemia.
  1. M. N. Potter,
  2. H. C. Drysdale,
  3. P. A. Price,
  4. A. C. Buck
  1. Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon, UK.


    A 23 year old woman died within six hours of admission from acute disseminated intravascular coagulation. Fusobacterium necrophorum, a Gram negative anaerobic organism, was isolated as a single pathogen from the blood cultures. This association has not previously been reported.

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