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What is the outlook for gangrene?

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Gangrene is a serious medical condition that requires immediate medical treatment. While most people with dry gangrene recover fully with treatment, gangrene that involves an infection can be life-threatening. The sooner you get treatment, the better your chances of recovery. If you have ongoing and unexplained pain in any area in your body, fever, a wound that is slow to heal, or you notice a change in skin color, make an appointment to see your doctor right away or go to the emergency room.

From: Gangrene WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: MedlinePlus: "Gangrene." NHS web site: "Gangrene." Merck Manual of Medical Information-Second Home Edition: "Gas Gangrene." Radiopaedia.org: "Fournier gangrene." Medicinenet: "Gangrene."




 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

SOURCES: MedlinePlus: "Gangrene." NHS web site: "Gangrene." Merck Manual of Medical Information-Second Home Edition: "Gas Gangrene." Radiopaedia.org: "Fournier gangrene." Medicinenet: "Gangrene."




 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

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