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  • Compartment syndrome [r]: A condition which increased pressure within a limited space, usually an extremity compromises the blood circulation and function of tissue within that space. This can be caused by tight external constriction, trauma, extravasation of an intraosseous infusion, or extreme exertion [e]
  • Deep venous thrombosis [r]: The formation of a blood clot ("thrombus") in a deep vein. [e]
  • Gangrene [r]: Destruction of biological tissue, primarily from a compromised blood supply, but also from destructive microorganisms or their exotoxins [e]
  • Necrotizing fascitis [r]: A fulminating, rapidly progressive, extremely destructive bacterial infection of the deep layers of the skin and fascia, often associated with Streptococcus pyogenes [e]
  • Staphylococcus [r]: Facultatively anaerobic, Gram-positive pathogenic coccus capable of producing suppurative lesions, furunculosis, pyemia, osteomyelitis, food poisoning, and may be resistant to commonly used antibiotics. [e]
  • Streptococcus [r]: Spherical Gram-positive pathogenic bacterium that grows in long chains and is the cause of Group A streptococcal infections, and fatal septicemias. [e]