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Gangrene

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Introduction
Gangrene is a serious condition in which a loss of blood supply causes tissue to die. It can affect any part of the body but typically starts in the toes, feet, fingers and hands.
Symptoms of gangrene
The symptoms of gangrene vary depending on the underlying cause. The condition can affect any part of the body, but typically starts in the toes, feet, fingers or hands.
Causes of gangrene
Gangrene can develop when the supply of blood to one or more areas of your body is interrupted.
Diagnosing gangrene
Diagnosis of gangrene is based on a combination of physical examination, medical history and tests.
Treating gangrene
Treatment for gangrene involves removing the affected tissue, preventing infection or treating any existing infection and treating the problem that led to gangrene developing.
Preventing gangrene
There are a number of things you can do to help lower your risk of developing gangrene.