Nonclostridial gas gangrene

J Foot Surg. May-Jun 1989;28(3):213-6.

Abstract

Podiatric physicians must realize that the presence of crepitus, and/or radiographic evidence of gas in the subcutaneous tissue, does not necessarily mean anaerobic clostridial gas gangrene. This is especially true in the diabetic where other gas producing organisms have been isolated. The authors provide a literature review, and case study, of nonclostridial gas gangrene.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Infections / diagnosis
  • Bacterial Infections / etiology*
  • Bacterial Infections / microbiology
  • Cellulitis / diagnosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Foot Diseases / diagnosis
  • Foot Diseases / etiology*
  • Gas Gangrene / diagnosis
  • Gas Gangrene / etiology*
  • Gas Gangrene / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Necrosis / diagnosis