Gangrene is a term that describes dead or dying body tissues that occur because the local blood supply to the tissue is either lost or is inadequate to keep the tissue alive. Gangrene has been recognized as a localized area of tissue death since ancient times.There are two major types of gangrene, referred to as dry and wet. Many cases of dry gangrene are not infected. All cases of wet gangrene are considered to be infected, almost always by bacteria. The most common sites for both wet and dry gangrene to occur are the digits (fingers and toes) and other extremities (hands, arms, feet, and legs).
*Symptoms Of Gangrene:
- Skin breakdown,
- A change in skin color to red or black,
- Swelling and pain at the site of infection,
- Change in skin color from red to brown to black,
- Blisters or sores that produce a bad-smelling discharge (pus),
- Fever and feeling unwell,
- A crackling noise that comes from the affected area when pressed.