- Dry gangrene:
- The affected area becomes cold and numb.
- Initially, the affected area becomes red.
- Then, it develops a brown discoloration.
- Finally, it becomes black and shriveled.
- Wet or moist gangrene:
- The affected area becomes swollen and decays.
- It is extremely painful.
- Local oozing occurs.
- It produces a foul-smelling odor.
- It becomes black.
- The affected person develops a fever.
- Gas gangrene:
- The wound is infected.
- A brown-red or bloody discharge may ooze from the affected tissues.
- Gas produced by Clostridia may produce a crackling sensation when the affected area is pressed.
- It becomes swollen.
- Pain in the affected area is severe.
- The affected person develops fever, increased heart rate, and rapid breathing if the toxins spread into the bloodstream.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/3/2014
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