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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Clostridial myonecrosis comprise necrotizing soft tissue infections caused by one or more pathogenic clostridia, including Clostridium septicum, Clostridium chauvoei, Clostridium novyi type A, Clostridium perfringens type A, and Clostridium sordellii.
perfringens strains produce a-toxin, a major extracellular toxin that has been shown to be essential for clostridial myonecrosis (Awad et al.
Type III Infections: Clostridial myonecrosis is the prototypical Type III infection.
It has been suggested that the triad of pain, which may be severe, tachycardia out of proportion to the fever, and crepitus is strongly suggestive of Clostridial myonecrosis.