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Gangrene: MedlinePlus [NEW TOPIC PAGE ]

Gangrene: MedlinePlus


Gangrene is the death of tissues in your body. It happens when a part of your body loses its blood supply. Gangrene can happen on the surface of the body, such as on the skin, or inside the body, in muscles or organs. Causes include:
Skin symptoms may include a blue or black color, pain, numbness, and sores that produce a foul-smelling discharge. If the gangrene is internal, you may run a fever, feel unwell, and the area may be swollen and painful.
Treatment includes surgery, antibiotics, and oxygen therapy. In severe cases an amputation may be necessary.

An illustration of connected veins, arteries and capillaries

National Institutes of Health

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Source: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

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