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Can you explain the difference between dry and wet gangrene?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Infected or not

Dry gangrene is like a piece of leather and does not need immediate treatment.
When dry gangrene progresses to being infected then we call it wet and this needs immediate treatment. Gangrene is considered wet when there is drainage, cellulitis or a foul odor.

In brief: Infected or not

Dry gangrene is like a piece of leather and does not need immediate treatment.
When dry gangrene progresses to being infected then we call it wet and this needs immediate treatment. Gangrene is considered wet when there is drainage, cellulitis or a foul odor.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Yes

Dry suggests dead, non viable tissue while wet describes an active infection where backers are living off the dead tissue.

In brief: Yes

Dry suggests dead, non viable tissue while wet describes an active infection where backers are living off the dead tissue.
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
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