Gangrena gaseosa

La gangrena gaseosa es una forma severa de gangrena (muerte del tejido) causada por la bacteria Clostridium perfringens. Por lo general, se presenta en una herida o en el sitio de un procedimiento quirúrgico y causa inflamación dolorosa y destrucción del tejido afectado. La gangrena es de progresión rápida y con frecuencia mortal.Gangrena gaseosa

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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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