Clostridial Myconecrosis (Gas Gangrene)

  • W. Lance George
  • Sydney M. Finegold


Certain species of Clostridium, sometimes termed the histotoxic clostridia, produce a necrotizing infection termed gas gangrene or clostridial myonecrosis (MacLennan, 1962). This disease has the potential to be rapidly lethal; prompt diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving.


Clostridium Perfringens Clostridial Myonecrosis Muscle Necrosis Clostridium Histolyticum Healthy Adjacent Tissue 
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  • W. Lance George
  • Sydney M. Finegold

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