About the book
Gangrene refers to the death of body tissue, which sometimes results in septic shock and threatens life. It may occur due to one or some of the causes such as lack of blood supply, infection, and severe trauma. Dry gangrene occurs most commonly in people who have atherosclerosis, or diabetes. On the other hand, wet gangrene occurs if there's a bacterial infection in the affected tissue, which shows swelling, blistering and progressive ulcer with necrotic soft tissue. Because the progress of symptoms is fast, and the possibility of the necrosis of entire appendages, urgent diagnosis and immediate treatment of the condition is indispensable for the well-being of the patient. Antibiotics, wound debridement and surgery are the primary treatments for gangrene.
This book aims to collect recent research from a wide range of experts on the importance and methods of this life-threatening condition and its treatment, especially infection and ischemia, and surgical treatment including debridement and limb amputation.