Gangrene Topic Guide
Gangrene: Gangrene describes death of body tissue due to reduced blood flow (dry gangrene), infection (wet gangrene), or the bacteria Clostridia (gas gangrene). Symptoms include skin discoloration, fever, pain, swelling, foul odor, numbness, discharge, and rapid breathing and heart rate. Antibiotics and surgery are effective treatments for gangrene.
Peripheral Vascular Disease The circulatory system consists of 2 types of blood vessels: arteries and veins. These are tubular structures that carry the blood throughout the body.
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