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Cir Pediatr. 1996 Jan;9(1):42-3.

[Post-traumatic gaseous gangrene in childhood: a case report].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Cirugía Pediátrica, Hospital Universitario de Münster, Alemania.


Gas gangrene is caused by multiple species of Chlostridium, generally as a complication of traumatismus producing necrotic infections. This kind of infection is rare and specially uncommon in childhood. A case of post-traumatic Chlostridium perfringens infection is presented in a two year old girl after an open fracture of the hand. In order to reveal the extension of the process different examinations were performed including radiography of the hand, angiography and infrared thermography. These studies are describen and correlated, specially the angiography and the infrared thermography as a non-invasive method, as well as the treatment and evolution.

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