Gangrena gaseosa

La gangrena gaseosa es una forma severa de gangrena (muerte del tejido) causada por la bacteria Clostridium perfringens. Los pacientes con enfermedades vasculares subyacentes son más propensos a manifestar gangrena gaseosa espontáneamente, la cual es de progresión rápida y con frecuencia mortal.Gangrena gaseosa


Last reviewed 12/6/2011 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.


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