Definition of Gangrenous emphysema

1. Noun. (pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon.




Medical Definition of Gangrenous emphysema

1. A severe form of gangrene (tissue necrosis) caused by Clostridium infection. Also referred to as necrotising subcutaneous infection. Results in death of the subcutaneous tissues and muscle layers. See: necrotising fascitis. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Gangrenous emphysema

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1. A Practical guidebook on everyday surgery and surgical handicraft by Alfred Hamilton Levings (1907)
"MALIGNANT EDEMA OR gangrenous emphysema. This is a rapidly spreading ... Many observers believe that in gangrenous emphysema the condition is either ..."

2. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen, John Chalmers Da Costa (1906)
"... progressive gangrenous emphysema, gas phlegmon, acute microbic gangrene, fulminating gangrene, gangrenous cellu- litis, malignant edema, and anaerobic ..."

3. Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics by John Collins Warren (1900)
"They are known as " fulminating gangrene " or " gangrenous emphysema, " or, in the expressive French language, as gangrène foudroyante, Gangrene may result ..."

4. North American Archives of Medical & Surgical Science edited by Eli Geddings (1835)
"Treatment of gangrenous emphysema.—In the Gazette Medicate, for September, 1834, there are some observations by M. Lisfranc on this subject. ..."

5. General surgery by Eugen Fröhner (1906)
"... they cover the external skin in the form of blisters, or produce a frothy condition of the ichorous mass (gangrenous vesicles, gangrenous emphysema, ..."

6. A Practical guidebook on everyday surgery and surgical handicraft by Alfred Hamilton Levings (1907)
"MALIGNANT EDEMA OR gangrenous emphysema. This is a rapidly spreading ... Many observers believe that in gangrenous emphysema the condition is either ..."

7. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen, John Chalmers Da Costa (1906)
"... progressive gangrenous emphysema, gas phlegmon, acute microbic gangrene, fulminating gangrene, gangrenous cellu- litis, malignant edema, and anaerobic ..."

8. Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics by John Collins Warren (1900)
"They are known as " fulminating gangrene " or " gangrenous emphysema, " or, in the expressive French language, as gangrène foudroyante, Gangrene may result ..."

9. North American Archives of Medical & Surgical Science edited by Eli Geddings (1835)
"Treatment of gangrenous emphysema.—In the Gazette Medicate, for September, 1834, there are some observations by M. Lisfranc on this subject. ..."

10. General surgery by Eugen Fröhner (1906)
"... they cover the external skin in the form of blisters, or produce a frothy condition of the ichorous mass (gangrenous vesicles, gangrenous emphysema, ..."

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