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

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: No

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

In brief: No

No. In order to get gangrene you have to have very poor circulation.
Touching an infected wound will just spread bacteria.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Not possible. Gangrene occurs when someone has very poor circulation.
People with gangrene have a hard time fighting infections. You may get bacteria on your skin by touching someone's gangrene, but that is about it.

In brief: No

Not possible. Gangrene occurs when someone has very poor circulation.
People with gangrene have a hard time fighting infections. You may get bacteria on your skin by touching someone's gangrene, but that is about it.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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