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Can a person be more likely to get gangrene from his genetics?

Can a person be more likely to get gangrene from his genetics?

Indirectly Yes: Peripheral vascular disease develops more likely in people who smoke, have diabetes and who are older. There are other factors, but of the top three, diabetes is the one which can be genetically transmitted. Smoking can be controlled. Consult your primary care physician to see if you are at risk for developing diabetes. ...Read more

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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Fournier`s gangrene: she is getting out of the hospital soon. what do we need to know when we get her home?

Fournier`s gangrene: she is getting out of the hospital soon. what do we need to know when we get her home?

Control diabetes: Fournier's is an aggressive infection of the groin area. Usually requires surgical removal of tissue. Most patients require long term wound care. Happens most commonly in diabetics, so sugar control is essential. Often a surgeon, urologist and plastic surgeon are involved. Follow their recommendations. Keeping the wound clean is essential. ...Read more

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Why do people get gangrene?

Why do people get gangrene?

Several reasons: Gangrene is tissue death. Generally the cause is due to poor or disrupted blood supply due to cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries) or infection. Blood clots are also a cause. Gangrene can also be caused by external sources such as severe burns, both chemical and thermal (heat and cold (frostbite)). Certain conditions like diabetes, kidney failure, high cholesterol will increase risk. ...Read more

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Do nondiabetics get gangrene now?

Do nondiabetics get gangrene now?

Yes: Patients with vascular disease and patients who have sustained a significant trauma are also at risk. ...Read more

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Do you get tetanus from gangrene?

Do you get tetanus from gangrene?

Possibly: The processes which produce gangrene imply the loss of nutrient blood supply to tissue thru infection triggered blood clots, frostbite, etc. As the skin begins to break down the open areas could be contaminated by tetanus spores & tetanus germs could contaminate that wound & produce tetanus. However, gangreen can exist without tetanus germs & have a variety of other germs that are just as deadly. ...Read more

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How can one get gangrene from infection?

How can one get gangrene from infection?

Loss blood supply: Gangrene, especially of the lower extremity is not uncommon. It is mainly the effect of loss of blood supply such as thrombosis or narrowing in femoral vessels of the leg. With severe infection one can destroy the local blood supply to a minor structure such as the toes which will become gangrenous. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how one get gangrene from infection?

Invasion: 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. Some patients with weal immune systems are more prone to get these infections. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can one get gangrene from infection?

Vascular compromise: Gangrene is tissue death due to lack of adequate blood supply it is essentially tissue necrosis. Infection can cause soft tissue damage compromise blood flow and lead to dry or wet gangrene. Typically wet gangrene because of the inflammatory infectious process. ...Read more

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Can i get gangrene if my gallbladder fails completely? My hida scan shows its only working 15

Can i get gangrene if my gallbladder fails completely? My hida scan shows its only working 15

"Apples and Oranges": The cck-hida scan measures gallbladder emptying; it is used for people who do not have gallstones yet have gallbladder symptoms (biliary dykenisia). While there is a place for gallbladder surgery in this setting, this disease does not cause inflammation in the gallbladder--in fact, under the microscope, the gb looks entirely normal. Therefore, you need not worry about gangrene. ...Read more

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Can i get gangrene if my gallbladder fails completely? My hida scan shows its only working 15%!

Can i get gangrene if my gallbladder fails completely? My hida scan shows its only working 15%!

"Apples and Oranges": The cck-hida scan measures gallbladder emptying; it is used for people who do not have gallstones yet have gallbladder symptoms (biliary dykenisia). While there is a place for gallbladder surgery in this setting, this disease does not cause inflammation in the gallbladder--in fact, under the microscope, the gb looks entirely normal. Therefore, you need not worry about gangrene. ...Read more

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Can you get gangrene from a wart?

Can you get gangrene from a wart?

No: Gangrene develops only when blood circulation to the part of the body is cut off. ...Read more

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How likely is getting gangrene in your hands?

How likely is getting gangrene in your hands?

Small: Unlike the foot, there are two arches delivering blood flow to the fingers and hand. There is excellent collateral circulation in the hand as well. To develop gangrenous changes, all the blood flow would need to be shut down so low as to allow ischemia and gangrene to start. That is not likely. (it can happen though, like in frostbite...). ...Read more

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Could someone get gangrene from popping a blister?

Could someone get gangrene from popping a blister?

Yes, but rarely: 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. A blister still has an intact dermal layer beneath the blister which provides some defense. ...Read more

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Why do people still get gangrene?

Why do people still get gangrene?

Diabetes and Smoking: The two most common causes of peripheral arterial disease. Even in 2013, there is untreatable vascular disease, either due to limitations of medicine or patient non compliance. Don't smoke, stay active and healthy, and barring any congenital disease, the chance of developing gangrene is very low. ...Read more

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Frenulum ripped, can it get gangrene, what to do?

Very unlikely: if you don't have any underlying condition that suppress you immune system. You can get other infections, however, so try to keep it clean and use antiseptic mouthwash for few days until it heals. ...Read more

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When does someone get an amputation done? Only if gangrene?

When does someone get an amputation done? Only if gangrene?

Many Reasons: Gangrene is just one of the many reasons amputations might be warranted. Other inidications are peripheral vascular disease that is resulting in poor limb perfusion (and ultimately gangrene). Infection to the bones or rapid progression of skin infection resulting in loss of the soft tissues. Trauma. Even a few nerve disorders can result in need for limb amputation. ...Read more

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

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

No: No. In order to get gangrene you have to have very poor circulation. Touching an infected wound will just spread bacteria. ...Read more

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Gangrene (Definition)

A medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more