Gangrene is death or damage of body tissue due to a loss of blood supply. Gangrene may be caused by reduced blood flow in the arteries, or it can result from a severe bacterial infection. Gangrene may affect any part of the body. One form of this condition, called Fournier's gangrene, affects the male genitalia. Gangrene is a medical emergency. Some types of infectious gangrene are life-threatening. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage bout how gangrene develops, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
What Is Fournier’s Gangrene?
Gangrene can be a troublesome disease, but Fournier’s gangrene is particularly worrisome. This type of gangrene attacks your genitals, so it is essential to see a doctor if you think you may have this disease.
Gangrene: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments of gangrene, a potentially life threatening condition that happens when body tissue dies.