wet gangrene


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wet gangrene

n.
Gangrene characterized by swelling and blistering of the tissues in the presence of bacterial infection following trauma or other injury to the affected area.
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Out of them, 16 cases had gangrenous lesions of the toes and foot, either dry or wet gangrene.
Continuing Bent Neilsen said that managing wet gangrene, dry gangrene was now less risky.
Gas gangrene, a variant or subtype of wet gangrene, is distinguished by the buildup of gases like nitrogen and oxygen (Chi 757-59) under tissue surrounding an infected wound.