gas gangrene


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gas gangrene

n.
Gangrene occurring in a wound infected with anaerobic bacteria of the genus Clostridium, especially C. perfringens, characterized by the presence of gas in the affected tissue and rapid progression that can lead to shock and death if untreated.

gas gangrene

n
(Pathology) gangrene resulting from infection of a wound by anaerobic bacteria (esp Clostridium welchii) that cause gas bubbles and swelling in the surrounding tissues

gas′ gan`grene


n.
a gangrenous infection developing in wounds, esp. deep wounds with closed spaces, caused by bacteria that form gases in the subcutaneous tissues.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
gangrene, slough, sphacelus - necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
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After the surgery, Tariq Khusrou was infected with gas gangrene that had put his life at risk.
Within moments of the whistle blowing, Robert Gilson was killed as he led his men over the top and fellow society member Geoffrey Smith succumbed to gas gangrene after being struck by a shell.
Within moments of the whistle blowing, Robert Gilson was killed as he led his men over the top and fellow TCBS member Geoffrey Smith succumbed to gas gangrene after being struck by a shell.
The microbiologic samples of the leg were sterile so a gas gangrene as a causative agent could be excluded.
A total of 200 arterial segments were examined in the tibio-peroneal region and following were the observations (table no-3): Using CDUS, we were not able to delineate 6 arterial segments in the leg due to the gas gangrene.
The short sentence describing his mangled foot signals that the husband is suffering a gas gangrene infection.
The patient was diagnosed with gas gangrene and was taken emergently to the operating room.
The patient's condition deteriorated with other complications such as gas gangrene on the right foot, pulmonary oedema, renal dysfunction and cellulits of the left shin and she died after 19 weeks in hospital.
Sister Ingram, who worked at the No 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital in France in 1916, said "some bad gas gangrene cases smell most fearfully; but so far we have managed to save all the limbs".
As a result of disease signs and health problems observed during the survey, five main pathologies were described: actinosis (actinomycosis / actinobacillosis), bovine respiratory diseases (BRD), neonatal calf diarrhea (NCD), copper deficiency and black leg, gas gangrene and enterotoxaemia (BGE).