Gas gangrene infection in burnt patients is a rare but often fatal complication. It may however, be successfully treated by the use of hyperbaric oxygen and later judicious amputation of dead tissues. Five cases of bacteriologically proven gas gangrene, three of whom survived, occurred out of a total of one thousand and sixty-four burns patients treated since 1964 in the McIndoe Burns Unit, and these we describe.
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