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Can i get gangrene from being around it or touching an infected item?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
No: Not possible. Gangrene occurs when someone has very poor circulation. People with gangrene have a hard time fighting infections. You may get bacteria on your skin by touching someone's gangrene, but that is about it.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
No: No. In order to get gangrene you have to have very poor circulation. Touching an infected wound will just spread bacteria.

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