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Synergistic Nonclostridial Anaerobic Myonecrosis


- similar to gas gangrene
- dishwater pus may be present;
- Bacteroides and/or anaerobic streptococci may be present, together with aerobic or facultative grm neg. bacilli;

Necrotizing Fasciitis:
- serious infection that spreads rapidly along fascial planes and is commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes;
- anaerobes - especially clostridia and bacteroides can also be the cause