Gas gangrene or clostridial myonecrosis
An acute, rapidly progressive, gas-forming necrotizing infection of muscle and subcutaneous tissue
Can be seen in post-traumatic or postoperativ...
Sudden severe pain of extremity or involved area
Tachycardia out of proportion to fever
Bronzing of the skin over involved area; later can turn purple or red
Rapid sequence intubation as needed.
All patients with gas gangrene and evidence of myonecrosis must be admitted for surgical débridement and IV antibiotics.
Use of HBO therapy is an important adjunc...
Bacteremia occurs in about 15% and can progress quickly to intravascular hemolysis.
HBO as adjunctive therapy to surgical débridement and early antibiotics if patient is hemodynamic...
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Bryant AE, Stevens DL. Clostridial myonecrosis: New insights in pathogenesis and ...
040.0 Gas gangrene
A48.0 Gas gangrene
I96 Gangrene, not elsewhere classified
372070002 Gangrenous disorder (disorder)
80466000 Gas gangrene (disorder)
266093005 Gas gangr...
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