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Gas Gangrene

"Gas Gangrene" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A severe condition resulting from bacteria invading healthy muscle from adjacent traumatized muscle or soft tissue. The infection originates in a wound contaminated with bacteria of the genus CLOSTRIDIUM. C. perfringens accounts for the majority of cases (over eighty percent), while C. noyvi, C. septicum, and C. histolyticum cause most of the other cases.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Gas Gangrene" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Gas Gangrene" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 5 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1994 and 2007 and 2013 and 2014 and 2022
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