In This the skin becomes dry and dark in color ranging from brown to purplish blue and feels cold to touch. It's very common among diabetics and cases with blood vessel conditions like arteriosclerosis
Is also called as clostridial myonecrosis refers to the death of tissues due to the reduced or blocked blood flow due to bacterial infection and forms PUS. Individuals affected with wet gangrene may develop sepsis and any delay in treatment may leads to death.
Exceptionally dry skin (possibly peeling skin)
Skin color may change to blue, deep red, or greenish-black
Areas of bleeding underneath the skin
Numbness or tingling in and around the affected area
Swelling or puffiness of the affected area
pain or throbbing in or near the affected area
warmth of the affected area
an open, non-healing wound
a pus-filled lesion
a wound that smells bad
a fever can develop
the affected area may be cool to the touch
Health conditions that affect blood flow, Like diabetes, Raynaud’s complaint
Week Immune System, due to Chemotherapy , HIV Treatment, Long Term Alcohol misuse, Malnutrition, consumption of steroids ,Age above 60
Surgery or any trauma to the skin
Usually it’s a combination of Physical Examination, Previous history and Tests. He may Need number of tests and investigation as follows:
It involves removing the diseased tissue; prevent the infection and treating the problem that led to gangrene developing.
In this the surgeon uses the bloon attached with inflator and passs it through the blocked artey and inflated inside to open up the vessel, sometimes a small metal piece STENT is palced to keep the vessel open
In this surgeon redirects the flow of blood and bypass the blocked vein to the healhy artery
In serious gangrene cases, removal of dead tissues or body part is needed. This process is called debridement. In this doctors use surgical tools or with chemicals. This will prevent the affected area to prevent the spread of infection.
This is the last option when the whole limb is severely damaged that it become the danger to other parts of Body. In this the whole limb is removed from body and an artificial limb is placed.