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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Out of curiosity: how soon after a small burn that is not treated (i.E. Covered with sterile gauze) can gangrene or tetanus occur?
Burn infections: Tetanus does not occur with burns, it occurs with deep cuts or puncture wounds. Gangrene is an infection caused by one of several bacterial. It starts as a small infection that goes deep into the tissues. It then spreads there and produces a gas. Infections can occur with burns which are not treated, but not always and rarely with the bacteria that causes gangrene. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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