Definition of Gas 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 Gas 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)

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Literary usage of Gas gangrene

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1. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1921)
"CHAPTER VI gas gangrene* BY SIR CUTHBERT WALLACE LONDON THIS disease, ... In the late war, under the name of gas gangrene, it quickly assumed a position of ..."

2. The Doctor in War by Woods Hutchinson (1918)
"VIII GAS-GANGRENE AND TETANUS- THE goodness or badness of a thing depends entirely upon its surroundings, where it finds itself, as the French say. ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"In human beings it can, though rarely, give rise to a form of gas gangrene, resembling that due to the gas bacillus of Welch. Reference con Werdt (F.). ..."

4. The Treatment of war wounds by William Williams Keen (1918)
"GAS INFECTION AND gas gangrene The difference between these two conditions should ... gas gangrene, on the contrary, is a result of progressively developed ..."

5. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1921)
"CHAPTER VI gas gangrene* BY SIR CUTHBERT WALLACE LONDON THIS disease, ... In the late war, under the name of gas gangrene, it quickly assumed a position of ..."

6. The Doctor in War by Woods Hutchinson (1918)
"VIII GAS-GANGRENE AND TETANUS- THE goodness or badness of a thing depends entirely upon its surroundings, where it finds itself, as the French say. ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"In human beings it can, though rarely, give rise to a form of gas gangrene, resembling that due to the gas bacillus of Welch. Reference con Werdt (F.). ..."

8. The Treatment of war wounds by William Williams Keen (1918)
"GAS INFECTION AND gas gangrene The difference between these two conditions should ... gas gangrene, on the contrary, is a result of progressively developed ..."

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