- Gas gangrene is caused by exotoxin-producing Clostridial species
- Clostridium perfringens – most common
- Clostridium bifermentans
- Clostridium septicum
- Clostridium sporogenes
- Clostridium novyi
- Clostridium fallax
- Clostridium histolyticum
- Clostridium tertium
- Other organisms can also produce gas. Some of them are:
- Anaerobic streptococci
- Klebsiella pneumoniae in the context of diabetes
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