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Handling Gangrene Condition
Defined below: Gangrene means death of tissue somewhere in your body. That alone can cause problems with loss of function, but when the dead tissue becomes infected, this can become life threatening (e.g. Gas gangrene). The treatment and prognosis depends on the location, amount of tissue and whether there is infection. Dead tissue may need to be removed, if infection occurs, antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more
What is the mortality rate of fourniers gangrene? I have patient who has that disease and its sad to see him deproving each day.
Age,kidneys,blood,..: In the following study the primary factors effecting mortality are age, renal function and presence of a coagulopathy as the three most important factors influencing mortality. Read the link for more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19837424. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you have a disease that causes occlusions in digital arteries (toes, not ankles or above), w/o gangrene, what is the best exercise or other lifestyle tip to accelerate healing & collaterals?
After a fracture reduction gone bad my dr tells me my toe is dry gangrene. But all of it is not black there are tiny red islands. Can i recover?
HOW BAD ?: How bad a fracture can go ? the discoloration after trauma is not a gangrene, and I do not know why any doctor will make such a comment ,because it is impossible for you to have a dry gangrene. any toe fracture except the big toe could be reduced and taped to the next toe, and it will recover nicely. my advise get a second opinion, something is not right ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can occur quickly: Fournier gangrene is a soft tissue infection of the groin area, caused by mixed infection of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Many patients are diabetic. It is considered a surgical emergency requiring IV antibiotics and surgery to remove dead and infected tissue. In spite of such measures, the mortality rate overall is 40%, but 78% if sepsis is already present at the time of presentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two kinds: Dry gangrene is simply dead tissue. It could have been caused by freezing, burns, or a severe interruption of circulation with the necessary nutrients and oxygen wet gangrene is a type of infection of the dead tissue by a very specific bacteria. This bacteria produces a variety of toxins which can spread, cause more dead tissue (necrosis) and kill you. This is an emergency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry or wet?: Either is fairly obvious and requires treatment. Wet unusually associated with progressive necrosis/death of tissues with a foul odor and occasionally has air in fhe tissues characterized by a crunchy sound when pressed. If usually occurs in immunocompromised patients in areas of compromised blood supply. The area is surrounded by increased redness. Dry gangrene tends to exhibit black tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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