Gas gangrene

  • Alternative Names

    Tissue infection - Clostridial; Gangrene - gas; Myonecrosis; Clostridial infection of tissues


    Prevention

    Clean any skin injury thoroughly. Watch for signs of infection (such as redness, pain, drainage, or swelling around a wound), and consult your health care provider promptly if these occur.


    References

    Bartlett JG. Clostridial infections. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 319.