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Disease Gas Gangrene

Name Gas Gangrene
Synonyms Gangrene, Gas | Gangrenes, Gas | Gas Gangrenes
Definition A severe condition resulting from bacteria invading healthy muscle from adjacent traumatized muscle or soft tissue. The infection originates in a wound contaminated with bacteria of the genus CLOSTRIDIUM. C. perfringens accounts for the majority of cases (over eighty percent), while C. noyvi, C. septicum, and C. histolyticum cause most of the other cases.
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis
MeSH® ID D005738
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DiseasesBacterial Infections and Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Clostridium Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Gas Gangrene

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