Korean J Med.  2016 Feb;90(2):173-176. 10.3904/kjm.2016.90.2.173.

Gas Gangrene Caused by Streptococcus anginosus

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  • 1Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Anyang Sam Hospital, Anyang, Korea. tothezero@hanmail.net

Abstract

Gas gangrene, a subset of necrotizing myositis, is a bacterial infection that produces gas in tissues in gangrene. It is usually caused by Clostridium species, most commonly Clostridium perfringens. Streptococcus anginosus is a rare cause of gas gangrene, with very few cases reported. We report a rare case of traumatic gas gangrene caused by S. anginosus in a 57-year-old female with diabetes after being stabbed with scissors.

Keyword

Gas gangrene; Streptococcus anginosus; Diabetes mellitus; Trauma

MeSH Terms

Bacterial Infections
Clostridium
Clostridium perfringens
Diabetes Mellitus
Female
Gangrene
Gas Gangrene*
Humans
Middle Aged
Myositis
Streptococcus anginosus*
Streptococcus*
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