Gas gangrene in an immunocompromised girl due to a Clostridium ramosum infection.


Clostridia are gram-positive, spore-forming anaerobic rods. A number of Clostridium species that are normally present in the commensal flora of the human intestine may cause infections. Severe infection of soft tissue results in gas gangrene or myonecrosis. Such infections occur after traumatic injuries as well as spontaneously. Spontaneous nontraumatic gas… (More)

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