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Gangrene Topic Guide

Gangrene 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,
  • rapid breathing, and
  • rapid heart rate.

Antibiotics and surgery are effective treatments for gangrene.

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