ICD-11 classes
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Other bacterial diseases
1C16 — Gas gangrene

ICD-11 1C16 — Gas gangrene

Gas gangrene or clostridial myonecrosis is a potentially fatal, rapidly progressive necrotizing infection of muscle and soft tissue resulting from bacterial invasion of healthy muscle from adjacent traumatized muscle or soft tissue. The infection originates in a wound contaminated with bacteria of the genus Clostridium. C. perfringens accounts for the majority of cases (over eighty percent), while C. novyi, C. septicum, and C. histolyticum cause most of the other cases.

The diagnosis includes nothing.

The diagnosis excludes nothing.

It has no clarifying diagnoses.

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