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Gas gangrene

Gas gangrene: Introduction

Gas gangrene: A condition characterized by death of tissue usually followed by bacterial invasion and putrefaction. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Gas gangrene is available below.

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Definitions of Gas gangrene:

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. - (Source - Diseases Database)

(pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by Clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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