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What is dry gangrene? Is there wet form too?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Dead tissue
Dry gangrene refers to dead (necrotic) tissue that is not infected with microbes.
The area may look black with a red, painful, warm border. Wet gangrene is moist, necrotic tissue that is infected with a variety of microbes that can produce nasty smelling gasses. Of course, wet gangrene is worse than dry.

In brief: Dead tissue
Dry gangrene refers to dead (necrotic) tissue that is not infected with microbes.
The area may look black with a red, painful, warm border. Wet gangrene is moist, necrotic tissue that is infected with a variety of microbes that can produce nasty smelling gasses. Of course, wet gangrene is worse than dry.
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