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The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 83-B, Issue 1 | Pages 115 - 116
1 Jan 2001
Rai RK Londhe S Sinha S Campbell AC Aburiziq IS

Clostridium septicum gas gangrene (myonecrosis) is an acutely painful and rapidly fatal infection occurring in the absence of trauma. Urgent surgery is essential both to control pain and to ensure survival. Most patients who develop this infection have an underlying malignancy and clinicians should be aware of this association. We present a case of bifocal myonecrosis which to our knowledge has not been reported previously.