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Gangrene: Introduction

Gangrene: Death (necrosis) of a portion of tissue or entire organ due to decreased perfusion with blood or infectious destruction of tissue. See detailed information below for a list of 72 causes of Gangrene, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Gangrene:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Gangrene. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Gangrene:

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Gangrene: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Gangrene, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Gangrene Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Gangrene may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Gangrene

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Gangrene may include:

  • Lachesis homeopathic remedy
  • Secale homeopathic remedy
  • Arsenicum album homeopathic remedy
  • Crotalus horridus homeopathic remedy
  • more treatments »

Stories from Users for Gangrene

Real-life user stories relating to Gangrene:

Drug interactions causing Gangrene:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Gangrene as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Cafergot (Ergotatamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Cafetrate (Ergotatamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and D.H.E. 45 (Dihydroergotamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Ercaf (Ergotatamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Ergomar (Ergotamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Ergostat (Ergotamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Sansert (Methysergide) interaction
  • Corgard (Nadolol) and Cafergot (Ergotatamine) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Gangrene: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Gangrene may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Gangrene

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Gangrene: Deaths

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Causes of Gangrene listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Gangrene as a symptom include:

Definitions of Gangrene:

Death and putrefaction of tissue usually due to a loss of blood supply.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Death and decay of body tissue, often occurring in a limb, caused by insufficient blood supply and usually following injury or disease.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Gangrene

The list below shows some of the causes of Gangrene mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Gangrene?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Gangrene. Of the 72 causes of Gangrene that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 65 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Gangrene:

The following list of conditions have 'Gangrene' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Gangrene:

The following list of medical conditions have Gangrene or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.












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Causes of Gangrene Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Gangrene based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Gangrene:

    Subtypes of Gangrene:

    Wet Gangrene (21 causes), Dry Gangrene (18 causes), Gas Gangrene (20 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Gangrene:

    Necrosis (37 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Soft tissue symptoms (100 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Gangrene:

    Infection (1293 causes), Green skin, Dark skin (136 causes), Trauma, Frostbite (8 causes), Embolism, Thrombosis, Buerger's disease, Thromboangitis obliterans, Raynaud's disease (32 causes), Arteriosclerosis (13 causes), Venous gangrene, Carbuncle

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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