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This page is about clinical aspects of the disease.  For microbiologic aspects of the causative organism(s), see Clostridium perfringens.

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor-In-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2]

Synonyms and Keywords: Myonecrosis; tissue infection - Clostridial; gangrene - gas; clostridial infection of tissues; clostridial myonecrosis

Overview

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Gas gangrene from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | X Ray | CT | MRI | Ultrasound | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Primary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

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