Gangrene is the death of tissue in your body. It develops when the blood supply to an affected body part is cut off because of various factors such as infection. Encore appelée gangrène gazeuse ou traumatiques, œdème gazeux ou malin, la septicémie gangreneuse est une maladie infectieuse polymorphe, due à. This monograph summarizes our knowledge of the bacteriology and nature of the infections now usually called gas gangrene, presenting what we knew before.

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Gas gangrene

Mycoplasmataceae Ureaplasma urealyticum Ureaplasma infection Mycoplasma genitalium Mycoplasma pneumoniae Mycoplasma pneumonia. This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat Gangrene Bacterium-related cutaneous conditions Gas gangrene. Gas gangrene can cause myonecrosis muscle tissue deathgas production, and sepsis.

An acute, severe and painful condition Crepitation is detected on deep palpation. The second part describes the microbes, anaerobic as well as aerobic, of vangrene gas infections studied by.

Gas gangrene and clostridial myonecrosis are interchangeable gangeene used to describe an infection of muscle tissue gangrehe toxin-producing clostridia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. Soil-borne anaerobes are particularly well-adapted to surviving harsh conditions.

When such bacteria are able to enter a living host, they encounter a vast supply of nutrients, warm conditions, and an abundance of water.


Clostridium difficile Pseudomembranous colitis Clostridium botulinum Botulism Clostridium tetani Tetanus. Sign in to customize your interests Sign in to your personal account. Myonecrosis is a condition of necrotic damage, specific to muscle tissue. Superficial necrosis is unsightly and can lead to unattractive scarring, but otherwise does not affect the patient’s likelihood of survival or physical capability to the same extent.

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It increases vascular permeability and produces necrotizing activity.

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However, massive myonecrosis will likely result in the loss of movement of the entire region. When gas gangrene occurs in such regions as the abdominal cavity, the patient can be treated in a hyperbaric chamber.

Specialty Infectious disease Gas gangrene also known as clostridial myonecrosis [1] and myonecrosis [2] is a bacterial infection that produces gas in tissues in gangrene.

CS1 French-language sources fr Infobox medical condition new. Unlike other anaerobic infections, discharge in these infections is often not purulent filled with pus.

Other causes of myonecrosis include envenomation by snakes of the genus Bothrops family Viperidaeischemic necrosis, caused by vascular blockage e. Bacteria cause myonecrosis by specific exotoxins. Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. These toxins destroy nearby tissue, generating gas at the same time.


It is often difficult to identify the extent of muscle damage, as C. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Myonecrosis differs slightly from other types of necrosis. Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account.

At this juncture, the patient is in shock. Create a personal account to register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles. This is due to the lysis of neutrophilsa type of white blood cell, caused by the lecithinases and other toxins released by Clostridium species. Alongside such rapid proliferation is a corresponding mass-production of exotoxin that causes severe damage to local tissue in the host.

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