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gas gangrene
The invasion of a deep penetrating wound (in which the blood supply is compromised) by anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that can survive with little or no oxygen); such as, members of the Clostridium family of bacteria.

The bacteria generate gas and pus. Gas gangrene is an acute, painful, dangerous condition.

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