Clostridial Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene) • Orlando Hyperbarics Clostridial Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene) • Orlando Hyperbarics
1 May. 2013

Clostridial Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)

Clostridial Myonecrosis is a disease caused by bacteria in the family of Clostridium, which infects the body tissue.  This kind of Clostridium bacteria can only thrive in areas where there is limited or no oxygen.  Clostridial Myonecrosis can also be called necrotizing conditions, anaerobic infections or gas gangrene.  Gangrene can be caused by trauma, diabetes, aging, malignancies of blood cell lines, decrease number of neutrophiles, poor circulation or chemotherapy.   Gangrene symptoms can include fever, drop in blood pressure, heart racing and the sudden onset of pain in affected area.  Later, as the infection progresses, symptoms may include coma, delirium, and confusion.  When infected with Clostridium Myonecrosis, skin and eyes may turn yellow, a brown, clear blood-tinged discharge with a foul smell along with may be present at the wound site, gas may be felt in the tissues, skin may change from pale to dark and discolored and contain blood filled blisters and the wound may also have a foul smell.
There are two very important advantages of hyperbaric oxygen treatment in gas gangrene. First, it may be life-saving because exotoxin production is rapidly halted and less heroic surgery may be needed in gravely ill patients. Secondly, it may be limb and tissue-saving, possibly preventing limb amputation that might otherwise be necessary.

Orlando Hyperbarics provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in a convenient and comfortable non-hospital facility. The center, located at 6200 Lee Vista Boulevard, Suite 250, Orlando, Florida 32822, is served by SR 436 and SR 528, easily accessed from Orlando International Airport, and located near Orlando’s Medical City in Lake Nona.
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