What is Gangrene?
Gangrene it is a clinical conditions in which body tissue are death due to lack of blood supply or ischemia or severe infection.
Type of Gangrene
Gangrene are three types
- Dry Gangrene(Lack of arterial blood supply)
- Moist or wet Gangrene (lack of arterial and venous blood supply)
- Gas Gangrene (Due to clostridium perfringes)
Dry Gangrene VS moist Gangrene
|Traits||Dry Gangrene||Moist Gangrene|
|Cause||Lack of artery supply. Venous supply arr normal.||Lack of both arterial and venous supply.|
|Infection present ||Usually Not||Yes|
|Demarcation line ||√||×|
|Blebs or Crepitation||×||√|
|Prognosis||May be fatal||Usually fatal|
|Location ||exposed area of body limbs||Internal organ|
|More read ||Dry Gangrene ||moist Gangrene|
1. Dry Gangrene
Dry Gangrene occurs due to lack of arterial blood supply, and it commonly affect the exposed part of the Limbs.
In dry Gangrene,
- Lack of arterial blood supply
- Foul smells
- Common site is limbs
- Demarcation line present
- Blebs or crepitation absence
- Slow spreed
- It maybe fatal
2. Moist Gangrene
Moist Gangrene occurs due to lack of both arterial & venous blood supply, and it commonly affect the internal organ of the body.
exposed part of the Limbs.
In moist Gangrene,
- Lack of arterial and venous blood supply
- Foul smells
- Common site is internal organ such as intestine, colon etc
- Demarcation line absent
- Blebs or crepitation present
- Rapid spreed
- It usually fatal
3. Gas Gangrene
Gas Gangrene caused by clostridium perfringes, an anaerobic bacteria.