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Gross path challenge #3

cut surface of skeletal muscle with large, multifocal dark red to black areas

Photo: The Joint Pathology Centre WSC 2015

SKELETAL MUSCLE: The cut surface of the muscle shows large multifocal to coalescing dark red to black areas that are dry. Occasional gas bubbles (emphysema) are evident in the interstitial connective tissue. (Odour?!)

Dx: Blackleg, Clostridium chauveoi