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Potentially life-threatening emergency
Progressive bacterial synergistic gangrene - Skin
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Potentially life-threatening emergency

Progressive bacterial synergistic gangrene - Skin

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Contributors: Art Papier MD, William Van Stoecker MD
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Synopsis

Progressive bacterial synergistic gangrene is a mixed bacterial infection typically involving microaerophilic streptococci and Staphylococcus aureus. It occurs post-operatively at abdominal and thoracic surgery sites. It is a mixed bacterial infection of Streptococcus, typically found at the margins of the wound, and S. aureus or Enterobacteriaceae species, found at the center. This infection almost always begins at an abdominal or thoracic surgery wound site, beginning a few days to a few weeks after surgery. There is severe pain, but remarkably there is little systemic toxicity.

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ICD10CM:
I96 – Gangrene, not elsewhere classified

SNOMEDCT:
238400007 – Progressive bacterial synergistic gangrene

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Last Updated: 01/21/2010
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Potentially life-threatening emergency
Progressive bacterial synergistic gangrene - Skin
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Progressive bacterial synergistic gangrene : Fever, Abdomen, Bite or trauma site, Painful skin lesions, Patient appears systemically ill - toxic, Purple color, Skin ulcer
Clinical image of Progressive bacterial synergistic gangrene
Full thickness loss extending into the deep subcutaneous tissue.
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