Gas gangrene of the thigh in a morbidly obese patient with occult colon cancer

Adrian M. Ionescu, Ann Rogers

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Abstract

We report a case of atraumatic gas gangrene and myonecrosis of the leg secondary to infection with Clostridium septicum in a severely obese patient with an occult cancer. She was treated successfully for both conditions. A review of the current literature describes this constellation of findings and the appropriate treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalObesity Research and Clinical Practice
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2010

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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