Definition of Emphysematous gangrene

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 Emphysematous gangrene

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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Emphysematous Gangrene

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emphysematous gangrene (current term)
emphysematous gastritis
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Literary usage of Emphysematous gangrene

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the Annual Meeting by Ohio State Medical Society (1902)
"emphysematous gangrene By MARTIN STAMM, MD, Fremont emphysematous gangrene or gaseous phlegmon is a comparatively rare affection and, though it has been ..."

2. Modern Surgery, General and Operative: General and Operative by John Chalmers Da Costa (1910)
"Such severe cases are in reality examples of foudroyant or emphysematous gangrene. Moist gangrene from inflammation is due to pressure of the ..."

3. General Pathology and Principles of Medicine for Students and Practitioners by Vernon Cecil Rowland (1921)
"Perforation and marked deformity result if the patient survives, which is exceptional. (Fig. 33). 5. emphysematous gangrene or ..."

4. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1901)
"follows : " The rapid spread of emphysematous gangrene is very striking, and is the chief cause of the unfavorable results which in most cases follow ..."

5. Transactions of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland by Academy of Medicine in Ireland (1906)
"... its advantage over the older gelatine, and gelatine and formalin, methods. Bacterial Association in a Case of Spreading emphysematous gangrene. PROF. ..."

6. Medical Communications of the Massachusetts Medical Society by Massachusetts Medical Society (1901)
"Any one who has seen one of these rapidly fatal cases of spreading, traumatic, emphysematous gangrene will receive an impression which he will never forget. ..."

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