Definition of Gas 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 Gas 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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gas Phlegmon

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gas mileage
gas oil
gas oven
gas pedal
gas peritonitis
gas phlegmon (current term)
gas plant
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gas shift process
gas station
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gas stove

Literary usage of Gas phlegmon

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

1. Abstracts of War Surgery: An Abstract of the War Literature of General by United States Surgeon-General's Office, Surgeon-General's Office, United States (1918)
"If a gas phlegmon is recognized early and free incisions made, gangrene can be ... Of course most of the cases of gas phlegmon, and the severest ones, ..."

2. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1901)
"Howard thinks that perhaps the bacillus described by him may be the cause in some of the cases of gas phlegmon. The careful bacteriological work of Schat- ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"... and gas phlegmon show transition stages and the same causative agent both clinically and in pathological anatomy. The clinical course depends not only ..."

4. Commemoration Volume by American Medical Association (1915)
"gas phlegmon There are many related bacteria which when introduced through ... The Stolz bacillus, found in a case of gas phlegmon following a fracture. ..."

5. A Text-book of bacteriology by George Miller Sternberg (1896)
"In guinea-pigs subcutaneous inoculation gives rise to the development of a gas phlegmon, and usually to the death of the animal. Not pathogenic for mice or ..."

6. Transactions of the Annual Meeting by Ohio State Medical Society (1902)
"Bacteriologic examination showed a pure culture of bacterium coli in the cellular tissue, which would demonstrate that gas-phlegmon might also be due to ..."

7. General Pathology; from the 11th Rev. German Ed. by Ernst Ziegler, Douglas Symmers (1918)
"Gas-phlegmon in man occurs most frequently after severe injuries, 'or example, compound and complicated fractures, but may also proceed 'rom small wounds. ..."

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