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Risk Factors for Clostridial Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

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Description:

Clostridium perfringens and other histotoxic clostridial species can cause a anaerobic myonecrosis which features accumulations of gas in soft tissue (gas gangrene). This may occur after a number of injuries.

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