gangrenous cellulitis

(redirected from necrotizing cellulitis)

gan·gre·nous cel·lu·li·tis

infection of soft tissue with organisms that produce extensive tissue necrosis and local vascular occlusions; streptococci, clostridia, and anaerobes are known causes, but most cases recently have been polymicrobial.

gan·gre·nous cel·lu·li·tis

(ganggrĕ-nŭs selyū-lītis)
Infection of soft tissue with organisms that produce extensive tissue necrosis and local vascular occlusions; streptococci, clostridia, and anaerobes are known causes, but most cases recently have been polymicrobial.
Synonym(s): necrotizing cellulitis.

gan·gre·nous cel·lu·li·tis

(ganggrĕ-nŭs selyū-lītis)
Infection of soft tissue with organisms that produce extensive tissue necrosis and local vascular occlusions; streptococci, clostridia, and anaerobes are known causes, but most are polymicrobial.

gangrenous

pertaining to, marked by, or of the nature of gangrene.

gangrenous cellulitis
gangrenous necrosis of the skin of the thorax and thighs of chickens of 1 to 4 months of age caused by Clostridium septicum and other clostridia. Most affected birds die and the mortality rate in a flock may be as high as 60%. Called also necrotic dermatitis, gangrenous dermatitis.
gangrenous coryza
see malignant catarrhal fever.
gangrenous dermatitis
see gangrenous cellulitis.
gangrenous ergotism
see rye ergot1.
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