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Gangrene (cont.)

Gangrene Causes

The following conditions are risk factors for the development of gangrene:

  • Injury or trauma, such as a crush injury, a severe burn, or frostbite
  • Diseases that affect the circulation of blood, such as arteriosclerosis, diabetes, smoking, or Raynaud's disease
  • Infection of wounds
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/3/2014
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