Anaerobic Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)

Anaerobic Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene) is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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General Principles

Usually due to Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium septicum, S. aureus, GABHS, or other anaerobes. Distinguishing this condition from necrotizing fasciitis requires gross inspection of the involved muscle at the time of surgery.

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