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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Nutrition and Dietetics