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574 Possible Causes for Gas Gangrene

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Endokrynol Pol. 2018;69(3):276-282. doi: 10.5603/EP.a2018.0030. Wang W 1 , Ye S , Qian L , Xing Y , Ren A , Chen C , Li S , Xu J , Liu Q , Dong L , Xiao C , Zhou W . Abstract INTRODUCTION: The role of lipocalin 2 (LCN2) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) needs to be fully elucidated. Moreover, bone has been demonstrated[…][]

  • Hernia

    A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. A hernia usually develops between your chest and hips. In many cases, it causes no or very few symptoms, although you may notice a swelling or lump in your tummy (abdomen) or groin. The lump can[…][]

  • Appendicitis

    To assess the diagnostic accuracy of pain on travelling over speed bumps for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Prospective questionnaire based diagnostic accuracy study. Secondary care surgical assessment unit at a district general hospital in the UK. 101 patients aged 17-76 years referred to the on-call[…][]

  • Humerus Fracture

    Humerus fractures are common injuries most often caused by falls and motor vehicle accidents. Fracture of the humeral shaft is commonly due to fall and high-energy impact injury. Fracture after low-energy trauma must prompt further investigation, focusing on the possibility of malignancy or severe osteoporosis.[…][]

  • Anaerobic Bacterial Infection

    Name the organism (genus and species) that is the most common cause of gas gangrene. 2. Define and explain the terms debridement and crepitation.[] Gas gangrene panophthalmitis: report of a case. Br J Ophthalmol 1969; 53: 323–326. Google Scholar 14. Frantz JF, Lemp MA, Font RL, Stone R, Eisner E.[] (gangrene), can be caused by human or animal bites Clostridium Perfringens (gas gangrene) Peptostreptococcus Bacteroides S.[]

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    HBOT has also been used for cutaneous gas gangrene, as the bacterium that causes it — Clostridium perfringens — cannot tolerate the presence of free oxygen; but results have[] Gangrene Acute Gas Embolism “I was scheduled to lose my leg when I heard about hyperbaric medicine.[] gangrene (caused by the obligate anaerobe Clostridium perfringens ) In most of these cases, a higher than normal concentration of oxygen is given to counteract a reduced[]

  • HIV Infection

    A 36-year-old Caucasian homosexual man was found to have HIV infection on routine screening. He had an eight-year history of chronic diarrhoea, which pre-dated the HIV diagnosis and did not improve after the introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy. After referral to the Gastroenterology department, he[…][]

  • Agranulocytosis

    Thionamides, such as methimazole and propylthiouracil, are used for the management of hyperthyroidism. Agranulocytosis is a rare adverse effect of thionamides and elderly patients are especially vulnerable. Here we discuss a case of an 80-year-old woman who developed agranulocytosis and pneumonia approximately 4[…][]

  • Drug-induced Neutropenia

    Drug-induced neutropenia is a potentially life-threatening complication that may be seen after the use of numerous drugs, including antipsychotics, antibiotics, antithyroid agents, but most importantly, chemotherapeutic drugs. Depending on the severity of neutropenia, patients are at a risk for developing various[…][]

  • Acute Myelocytic Leukemia

    Acute myelocytic leukemia is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by the accumulation of abnormal myeloid precursors in the bone marrow. The disease may be associated with end organ dysfunction resulting from an infiltration with leukemic cells, but mortality is most commonly due to the consequences of bone[…][]

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