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Gas gangrene: Infection of deep tissues with anaerobic bacteria due to introduction of bacteria through a penetrating injury such as a battlefield or surgical wound; the bacterial kill the surrounding tissues and release gas within the tissues. See detailed information below for a list of 20 causes of Gas gangrene, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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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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Medical Conditions associated with Gas gangrene:
Symptoms related to Gas gangrene:
Infection (1293 causes), Green skin, Dark skin (136 causes), Penetrating wounds, Battlefield injuries, Gross trauma causing deep tissue damage, Crush wounds, Dirty contaminated wounds, Intravenous drug use, Clostridium bacterial infection, Surgical wounds, Abdominal surgery, Intestinal perforation
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