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Gas gangrene

Gas gangrene

(Science: microbiology) a severe form of gangrene (tissue necrosis) caused by clostridium infection. Also referred to as necrotising subcutaneous infection.

results in death of the subcutaneous tissues and muscle layers.

See: necrotising fascitis.


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Clostridium

... enterotoxigenic strains of perfringens. Other toxins are responsible of gas gangrene, while site of infection, and host susceptibility are (of course) very important to ...

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by frinz
Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:26 am
 
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Clostridium

... C. perfringens cause three different diseases including cellulitis, gas gangrene and food poisoning?

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Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:10 am
 
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