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, also known as clostridial gas gangrene, is a life-threatening muscle infection that often develops contiguously from an area of trauma or from hematogenous spread from the gastrointestinal tract with muscle seeding.
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.
Clostridial myonecrosis in horses (37 cases 1985-2000).