A 33-year-old member asked:
What causes gangrene?
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Dr. Joseph Pfeiferanswered
Trauma Surgery 42 years experience
Bacteria: Gangrene comes from an infection which invades quickly into tissue from a break in the skin or other body defenses. Not all bacteria can do this, but certain soil and gut bacteria can. Certain Strep can also behave aggressively. People with impaired immunity are more susceptible.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What is a cause for gangrene?
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Dr. Mark Hoepfneranswered
Surgery 41 years experience
Dead tissue: Ischemic or dead tissue that is not getting enough blood supply for oxygen & nutrition to the site, maybe from combination of poor blood supply and infection., can result in gangene of tissue.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
What ways is gangrene is caused from?
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Dr. Nayla Mumnehanswered
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Gangrene: Is from blood supply being cut off from an organ it can happen with peripheral vascular disease, diabetes and also trauma.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Does gangrene cause an odor?
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Dr. Rodney Chananswered
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
It can: Gangrene means there is non viable tissue present. The odor usually comes from infection. The mere presence of non viable tissue does not immediately result in infection but over time, the possibility of infection increases and may result in an odor. If you are concerned whether there is non viable tissue present, do not wait for an odor, seek medical attention.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
What causes fournier gangrene?
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Dr. Addagada Raoanswered
General Surgery 58 years experience
Seen in diabetics: Fournier's gangrene is seen in neglected untreated diabetics, infection of genitalia starts at scrotum rapidly spreads if untreated it is lethal. , need extensive debridements, frequent dressings and antibiotics.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What is gangrene?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Einanswered
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Tissue death: Gangrene is the death of tissue due to lack of blood supply. There are a number of different causes for this lack of blood supply such as embolus to an artery, atherosclerotic occlusion of an arterty, trauma to an artery or bacterial/toxic damage to the arterioles and tissues.
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Last updated Jun 18, 2014
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