Gas-gangrene meaning

Gangrene occurring in a wound infected with bacteria of the genus Clostridium, especially C. perfringens, and characterized by the presence of gas in the affected tissue.
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A gangrene in which gas bacilli multiply in extensive, dirty wounds, producing severe pain, swollen, gas-filled tissue, and toxemia.
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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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