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Gas Gangrene MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Gas Gangrene
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.410.222.440
Unique ID
D005738
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005738
Annotation
usually caused by Clostridium perfringens but all C. perfringens infections need not be gas gangrene
Scope Note
A severe condition resulting from bacteria invading healthy muscle from adjacent traumatized muscle or soft tissue. The infection originates in a wound contaminated with bacteria of the genus CLOSTRIDIUM. C. perfringens accounts for the majority of cases (over eighty percent), while C. noyvi, C. septicum, and C. histolyticum cause most of the other cases.
NLM Classification #
WC 375
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Gas Gangrene Preferred
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