Meleney ulcer[mĕ-lē′nē]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. undermining ulcer of the skin and subcutaneous tissues caused by a synergistic infection by microaerophilic nonhemolytic streptococci and aerobic hemolytic staphylococci; may also include various other aerobic and anaerobic organisms.

Synonyms
Meleney gangrene , progressive bacterial synergistic gangrene

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