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Gangrene (myonecrosis, gas gangrene, flesh eating disease, necrotizing erysipelas, phagedena, putrid ulcer, Meleney’s gangrene, Fournier’s gangrene, gangrenous stomatitis, cancrum oris

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Gangrene is a life-threatening condition characterized by necrosis of a significant amount of body tissue caused by ischemia (dry gangrene), infection (gas gangrene), or both (wet gangrene); rather than by injury, tumors, vascular thrombosis, or snake envenomation. At the onset,…

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