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Gas gangrene

Gas gangrene: Introduction

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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Causes of Gas gangrene:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Gas gangrene. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Gas gangrene: Symptom Checker

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Gas gangrene: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Gas gangrene may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Gas gangrene

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Gas gangrene: Deaths

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Causes of Gas gangrene listed in Disease Database:

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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)

Detailed list of causes of Gas gangrene

The list below shows some of the causes of Gas gangrene mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Gas gangrene?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Gas gangrene. Of the 20 causes of Gas gangrene that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 18 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Gas gangrene:

The following list of conditions have 'Gas gangrene' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Gas gangrene:

The following list of medical conditions have Gas gangrene or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Gas gangrene Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Gas gangrene based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    Classifications of Gas gangrene:

    Medical Conditions associated with Gas gangrene:

    Gangrene (72 causes), Necrosis (37 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Soft tissue symptoms (100 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    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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