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Gas gangrene

Introduction: Gas gangrene

Description of Gas gangrene

Gas gangrene (medical condition): A condition characterized by death of tissue usually...more »

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Gas gangrene: (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

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.
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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: MeSH 2007

Gas gangrene: Related Topics

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Gas gangrene as a Disease

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Gas gangrene: Related Diseases

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Gas gangrene as a Symptom

Gas gangrene (symptom): Infection of deep tissues with anaerobic bacteria due to...more »

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Gas gangrene: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Gas gangrene

Source - MeSH 2007

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Hierarchical classifications of Gas gangrene

The following list attempts to classify Gas gangrene into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • gangrene,slough,sphacelus
  • pathology
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

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