This paper reports a case of clostridial myonecrosis (gas gangrene) which occurred in a vegetable gardener receiving immunosuppression therapy with prednisolone and azathioprine for renal allograft preservation. The infection developed after the excision of crusted squamous-cell carcinomata from the dorsum of the hand, the circulation of which was compromised by the presence of a radial artery/cephalic vein arteriovenous fistula. Amputation, followed by treatment with hyperbaric oxygen, was successful.
Braithwaite, Challis, McCartney, , , , , , (1982). Clostridial myonecrosis after resection of skin tumours in an immunosuppressed patient. The Medical journal of Australia, 1982 Jun;1(12):515-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7048043