Gas Gangrene Definition

A gangrene in which gas bacilli multiply in extensive, dirty wounds, producing severe pain, swollen, gas-filled tissue, and toxemia.
Webster's New World
  • gangrenous emphysema
  • emphysematous phlegmon
  • progressive emphysematous necrosis
  • gas phlegmon
  • emphysematous gangrene
  • clostridial myonecrosis

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