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Infectious Diseases

Can you catch gangrene

09/17/2001

Question:

is gangrene a communicable infection

Answer:

Gangrene is usually caused by lack of blood supply due to a variety of causes including trauma, infection,hypothermia etc. Gangrene per se is not communicable.

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati