clostridial myonecrosis


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Noun1.clostridial myonecrosis - (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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This organism has been reported to cause several infections, including clostridial myonecrosis (8), osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, panophthalmitis, aortitis, intraabdominal abscess, intracranial infections, and abdominal wall cellulitis.
Excruciating pain is a significant clinical symptom of clostridial myonecrosis.
Approved indications for clinical HBO administration include; treatment of decompression sickness, carbon monoxide poisoning, clostridial myonecrosis (gas gangrene), crush injuries, compartment syndrome, or other injuries resulting in acute traumatic ischemia.