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Jan 8, 2017

What is Gangrene

Gangrene (or gangrenous necrosis) is a type of necrosis caused by a critically insufficient blood supply.
This potentially life-threatening condition may occur after an injury or infection,
or in people suffering from any chronic health problem affecting blood circulation.
The primary cause of gangrene is reduced blood supply to the affected tissues,
which results in cell death.
Diabetes and long-term smoking increase the risk of suffering from gangrene.