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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.
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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
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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]
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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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Necrotising fasciitis spreads by leaps and bounds hour by hour mimicking/similar to gas gangrene.[19] The discolouration of skin followed by blackening of the skin advancing upwards and circumferentially with patchy areas.
'It was gas gangrene which is an infection of soft tissues from bacteria on the skin.
Prof Shafiqur Rehman mentioned that just like our free of cost OT Complex at Civil Hospital, this will be a one - of-a-kind clinic with ultra modern facilities including a hyperbaric oxygen tank for cases of gas Gangrene.
After the surgery, Tariq Khusrou was infected with gas gangrene that had put his life at risk.
Koizumi et al., "Fatal liver gas gangrene after biliary surgery," International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol.
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.
In gas gangrene, due to the above-cited microorganisms, the air lies within the muscles, as opposed to that in the case of subcutaneous emphysema, where it lies in between the muscles and interstitial tissues [16].
Clostridial myonecrosis can also be divided into two diseases, blackleg and gas gangrene, according to its etiological agent and pathogenesis.
Morris, "Hepatic gas gangrene following orthotopic liver transplantation: Three cases treated with re-transplantation and a review of the literature," Transplant Infectious Disease, vol.
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.