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Gas Gangrene (Gangrene, Gas) Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Gangrene, Gas; Gangrenes, Gas; Gas Gangrenes

Networked: 416 relevant articles (13 outcomes, 12 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Gas Gangrene

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Oxygen : 4 outcomes 1 study in 60 results : IBA
  2. Rifampin (Rifampicin) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 4 results : FDA 13 Generic
  3. Penicillins (Penicillin) : 2 outcomes in 12 results : FDA 1
  4. Clindamycin (Cleocin) : 2 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 19 Generic
  5. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 1 outcome 1 study in 29 results : IBA
  6. Penicillin G (Benzylpenicillin) : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results : FDA 31 Generic
  7. Metronidazole (Metric) : 1 outcome in 5 results : FDA 70 Generic
  8. Imipenem : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 3
  9. Ozone : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  10. Succinic Acid (Succinate) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Gas Gangrene

  1. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
  2. Infection
  3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Poisoning, Carbon Monoxide)
  4. Osteomyelitis
  5. Ulcer
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Key Therapies for Gas Gangrene

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  1. Hyperbaric Oxygenation : 2 outcomes 1 study in 47 results
  2. Amputation : 2 outcomes 1 study in 30 results
  3. Debridement : 2 outcomes in 16 results
  4. Intensive Care (Surgical Intensive Care) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results
  5. Intramuscular Injections : 1 outcome in 23 results
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