Diagnosis of Gas Gangrene: Does a Discrepancy Exist between the Published Data and Practice

Abstract: The Infectious Disease Society of America has defined gas gangrene as an infection caused by Clostridium species. However, in many clinical settings, soft tissue infections that produce subcutaneous gas have been diagnosed as gas gangrene without identification of the presence of Clostridium species. Instead, the diagnosis was based on clinical and radiographic findings

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Diagnosis of Gas Gangrene: Does a Discrepancy Exist between the Published Data and Practice

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