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dry gangrene pathophysiology

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
21 years experience General Surgery
No: Dry gangrene means that tissue is dead but not infected. If left alone, it will auto-amputate, or it can be surgically removed. Either way, the tissue ... Read More
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Dr. Marcus Peterson
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
No treatment: Dry gangrene by definition is dead tissue. If it is dry you can allow it to seperate and fall off depending on where it is. The most important issue ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
49 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Dry gangrene is a reflection of artheriosclerosis, this entity involves the vessels of the body including heart and brain. A major cardiac event or a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Dead tissue: Dry gangrene refers to dead (necrotic) tissue that is not infected with microbes. The area may look black with a red, painful, warm border. Wet gangre ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Possible: If those meds produce constriction of the blood vessels (like nicotine in cigarettes) then yes it could happen.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michaele Enghardt
50 years experience Pathology
Chronic hypoxia: Compromised circulation resulting in chronic hypoxia. Elevated HGB associated with increased risk for complications.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
If you have: Infection get it treated , don't wait to develop dry gangrene , which also do not develop at your age of 23 due to infection , is seen in elderly du ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Risk can be lowered: Signs of peripheral artery disease (pad) are: pain in the calf muscle with walking that is relieved with rest, pain in the foot at nighttime that impr ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Frydman
47 years experience Podiatry
sometimes: Sometimes self-limiting amputations work very well.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Only if this is: Advice after seeing a vascular surgeon and or podiatrist. You need to assess the vascular flow tot he foot. If it is bad and you keep waiting you can ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
No: But a severe bacterial infection can cause it. Dry gangrene is when tissue dies as a result of lack of blood supply or severe infection or trauma.
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