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Gangrene

By Nolan Quinn and Maddy


Sorel

What

Gangrene=Death and
decay of body tissue
caused by insufficient
blood supply, Usually
following disease,
infection, injury, blood
vessel disease, or
surgery.
Thrive where there is no
oxygen

Types and Where

Dry Gangrene= affects bodies extremities


1. arteries get blocked= tissue slowly dies
2. Affected body parts feel cold and turn
dark, it will dry and wither/eventually
falling off
3. Mostly affects extremities such as
fingers and toes
Wet Gangrene= occurs with injury and
infection
1. Injury restricts blood flow to the certain
area
2. Blood cant flow to tissue so cant fight
infection= infection sets in,
3. Swelling from infection= even less
blood flow= fast spreading
gangrene=life threatening
4. Become swollen, discolored, and
smelly.

Necrotising Fasciitis= Caused by


serious bacterial infection, sometimes
referred to as flesh-eating bacteria

Bacteria enters a cut and spreads


quickly, releases toxins
Block blood to surrounding skin,
causing death of skin
Mostly attacks people with very low
immune systems

Gas Gangrene= just like Necrotising


except develops deep in body ex)
muscles (mostly from surgical wounds)

Releases gasses and toxins to kill


living tissue, then spreads
Loves to be in low oxygen areas

Types/Where continued

Internal
Gangrene=affects internal
organs
1.
2.

3.

Blood flow to internal organ


is blocked
Happens when
complications occur with a
hernia
Usually affects organs such
as intestines, gallbladder,
or appendix.

How
Occurs when there is dead tissue
On toes, fingers and limbs
It spreads by killing off more tissue
It spread extremely fast usually must
amputate

Symtoms

Three types: Dry, Wet, Gas


Dry: affected area-cold numb red to brown to black and
shriveled
Wet: swollen- decays, extremely painful, smelly, oozing
then turns black and affected person develops a fever
Gas: brownish red discharge oozes, Gas produced by
Clostridia may produce a crackling sensation, painful,
then high fever and increase in heart rate

Where
Toes, fingers, limbs
Internal organs
Feet legs (most common)

Civil War

Graphs/Statistics

Top countries with


condtions: Egypt,
U.S.A, Gerogia,
Nepal, Canada

Treatment
Antibiotics are available at hospitals
Administration of pressured oxygen
Maggot Therapy (popular in WW1)
Amputation
Removal of affected area

Warning

Gross pictures ahead

Extra Pictures

Wet, Dry, and Gas


Gas
Wet

Dry

Citations

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/gangrene/article_em.htm
http://www.enotes.com/nursing-encyclopedia/gangrene
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/mor_gan_not_els_cla-mortalitygangrene-not-elsewhere-classified