8 doctors weighed in:

Is gangrene contagious?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is a result of poor perfusion.

In brief: No

It is a result of poor perfusion.
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Gangrene simply means dead tissue.
The condition itself has many causes, some caused by infectious disease agents (bacteria, for example) might be contagious as diseases, but gangrene itself is not.

In brief: No.

Gangrene simply means dead tissue.
The condition itself has many causes, some caused by infectious disease agents (bacteria, for example) might be contagious as diseases, but gangrene itself is not.
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In brief: The cause may be

If gangrene is the result of an infection, then the infection can be transferred.
If will not likely lead to gangrene in the recipient however.

In brief: The cause may be

If gangrene is the result of an infection, then the infection can be transferred.
If will not likely lead to gangrene in the recipient however.
Dr. Christopher Watson
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Dr. Hashim Alani
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Gangrene

No.

In brief: Gangrene

No.
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Dr. Hashim Alani
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