Emergent Treatment of Gas Gangrene Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 21, 2016
  • Author: Xiao Wang, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Differential Diagnoses

  • Acute Compartment Syndrome

  • Anthrax

  • Cellulitis

  • Clostridial anaerobic cellulitis (crepitant cellulitis)

  • Deep Venous Thrombosis and Thrombophlebitis

  • Fournier Gangrene

  • Magnesium and Thermite Poisoning

  • Necrotizing cellulitis

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis

  • Nonclostridial anaerobic cellulitis

  • Pyomyositis (muscle abscess)

  • Rhabdomyolysis

  • Streptococcal (pyogenes) myositis

  • Water-borne necrotizing soft-tissue infections (Vibrio vulnificus, Aeromonas hydrophila)