A case of Clostridium perfringens sepsis and gas gangrene complicating chemotherapy for gestational choriocarcinoma is reported. The infection was eradicated using antibiotics, surgery, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this unusual but often lethal complication are reviewed.
Lacey, Futoran, Morrow, , , , , , (1976). Clostridium perfringens infection complicating chemotherapy for choriocarcinoma. Obstetrics and gynecology, 1976 Mar;47(3):337-41. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/943077