Chapter 9

Gas Gangrene: Clostridial Myonecrosis

Muhammad Imran Qadir and Hafiza Sobia Khan

Abstract

Gas gangrene is a life-threatening disease which is caused by anaerobic bacteria. Most commonly the infection is a result of any kind of injury or wound. Bacteria grow in the wounded area when an individual does not take care of his wound. Different tests are available for the diagnosis of gangrene infection including a blood test or imaging tests. Treatment can be possible either through antibiotics or surgery. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy considered a lifesaving therapy as it increases the survival rate. Prevention is better in case of infection rather than cure after infection.

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