Gas gangrene without wound: both lower extremities affected simultaneously.


Gas gangrene is a necrotizing soft tissue infection characterized by muscular necrosis and gas formation. It develops quickly and can cause septic shock and death. In adults, gas gangrene used to be a well-known complication of war wounds. Recently, cases of spontaneous or nontraumatic gas gangrene have been reported in both adults and children. We report a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2008.01.051


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