Definition of Emphysematous phlegmon

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 phlegmon

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 Emphysematous phlegmon

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1. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1901)
"... from the diseased tissue produced emphysematous phlegmon in guinea-pigs. Clinically we know that the gas bacillus of Welch and ..."

2. Medical Communications of the Massachusetts Medical Society by Massachusetts Medical Society (1901)
"There were three examples of primary emphysematous phlegmon of the abdominal wall, of these one following removal of the appendix (Bloodgood), ..."

3. Medical Communications by Massachusetts Medical Society (1901)
"There were three examples of primary emphysematous phlegmon of the abdominal wall, of these one following removal of the appendix (Bloodgood), ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1893)
"... bacillus which he takes to be the cause of emphysematous phlegmon, a rather rare inflammatory process in the subcutaneous cellular tissues in the course ..."

5. Twentieth Century Practice: An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical by Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1900)
"... empyema of the tear-ducts, cutaneous and subcutaneous suppurations, paronychia, emphysematous phlegmon, and surgical wounds. ..."

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