Gas gangrene. A review

Orthop Rev. 1990 Apr;19(4):333-41.


Gas gangrene continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality. This monograph reviews the entire spectrum of clostridial infection, including its etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, current recommended treatment, and prophylaxis. The early diagnosis of gas gangrene is paramount, as delay in aggressive combined treatment may result in death.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antitoxins / therapeutic use
  • Bacterial Toxins
  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Cellulitis / diagnosis
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Debridement
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Gas Gangrene / diagnosis
  • Gas Gangrene / physiopathology*
  • Gas Gangrene / therapy
  • Humans
  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation


  • Antitoxins
  • Bacterial Toxins