Gas Gangrene: Clostridial Myonecrosis
Pp. 42-45 (4)
Muhammad Imran Qadir,
Hafiza Sobia Khan
Gas gangrene is a life-threatening disease which is caused by anaerobic
bacteria. Most commonly the infection is a result of any kind of injury or wound.
Bacteria grow in the wounded area when an individual does not take care of his wound.
Different tests are available for the diagnosis of gangrene infection including a blood
test or imaging tests. Treatment can be possible either through antibiotics or surgery.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy considered a lifesaving therapy as it increases the survival
rate. Prevention is better in case of infection rather than cure after infection.
Anaerobic Bacteria, Gangrene, Infection.