[Fulminant spontaneous Clostridium septicum gas gangrene]

Ann Chir. 2003 Jul;128(6):391-3. doi: 10.1016/s0003-3944(03)00120-2.
[Article in French]

Abstract

Clostridium septicum gas gangrene is a rare fulminant infectious disease for which signs and symptoms like extreme pain, subcutaneous crepitus and violaceous necrotic bullae must be recognised. Early diagnosis followed by large surgical debridement are the only ways to ameliorate the bad prognosis. Here we describe a case of cervico-thoracic spontaneous gas gangrene.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Clostridium / isolation & purification*
  • Clostridium / pathogenicity
  • Clostridium Infections / microbiology*
  • Clostridium Infections / pathology
  • Clostridium Infections / surgery
  • Debridement
  • Gas Gangrene / microbiology*
  • Gas Gangrene / pathology
  • Gas Gangrene / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pneumothorax / complications
  • Prognosis
  • Rib Fractures / complications