Reviewer: Mowafak Hamodat MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC, Eastern Health, St. Johns (Canada) (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 30 July 2011, last major update July 2011
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● Dry gangrene: coagulation necrosis of extremity due to slowly developing vascular occlusion
● Wet gangrene: infection and liquefaction of “dry gangrenous” tissue by saprophytic bacteria
Associated with diabetes (Intern Med 2011;50:1303)
● See also Fournier's gangrene of penis / scrotum
● Debridement or possibly amputation; also antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen, vascular surgery
Dry gangrene in patient with diabetes
Dry gangrene due to cryoglobulinemic vasculitis
● Dry gangrene
End of Skin-nontumor > Other dermatoses > Gangrene
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