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Gangrene is often called 'gas gangrene' because it puts out a foul gas when an area is infected. Gangrene is an anaerobicbacterium, which means it grows in places hidden or away from air, let's say like deep down in a wound on your leg. If the infection is allowed to start growing, because circulation was cut off to the wound or wasn't cleaned properly, or treated with antibiotics to kill it, the tissue starts to die, cutting off the air to more tissue (which the bacteria likes) and putting toxins (poisons) out into the body systems. Once gangrene has set it and the leg has turned black, these poisons have to be removed by cutting off the leg, so that the infection won't poison the entire body and kill it.

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How many people died from gangrene in 2008?

about 25,000 people die from gangrene a year

Can people die from gangrene?


How many people die from gangrene each day?

25,000 people a year

How many people die each year from Gas gangrene?


How many people have died of gas gangrene?

2000000 people die every year

At what age can people die from gangrene?

Any age, though the average age is 67. Gangrene is when blood stops flowing to a limb or limbs and cells begin to die. You often get gangrene from frostbite, if you have diabetes, if you smoke, or if you get a serious burn or injury.

How many people get gangrene in Australia a year?

1000,000,001 people get gangrene a year.

How long does it take to die from gangrene?

How long it takes to die from gangrene depends on the specific circumstances of the infection, how big you are, and how far away from your vital organs the gangrene is. Typically gangrene spreads very rapidly once it starts, and an infected person may die in anywhere from one to three days once the gangrene is established.

How many people died from gangrene in 2005 and 2006?

over 60 million people die every year

Can you find Gangrene in Antarctica?

Gangrene can be caused by frostbite, so yes, people who suffer frostbite could develop gangrene.

Who are the most common victims of gangrene?

The most common victims of gangrene are people who are diabetic.

How long does it take to die of gangrene?

Once a person is officially diagnosed with gangrene, they typically die within one month of the diagnosis. However, medicine has advanced over the years and gangrene can typically be cured now a day.

Did King Tutankhamun die of maleria?

no he died of gangrene

What does gangrene affect?

Gangrene occurs when tissues in the body die. It can affect arms, legs, or other parts of the human body.

Can you die from trenchfoot?

Yes, if left untreated, it can turn in gangrene.

How did King Louis the XIV die?

He died because of gangrene.

What is it called when a group of cells in the body die?

Necrosis or gangrene.

What happens when you get gangrene?

your blood is poisoned and that part of your body starts to die

What age did Victorian people die and from what?

Most likely people in the Victorian Era, died from the plague (black death) and other diseases (gangrene) that couldn't be treated.

Who discovered gangrene?

Gangrene has no know discovery. Researchers say that gangrene was first found in the wounds of Civil War patients. Many people died in the Civil War because of this. Around 30,000-45,000 died because of gangrene infected wounds.

How many people died at the battle of Fredericksburg from gangrene?


How long can you live with gangrene?

Many people can only live with gangrene no longer than two months. This is because the infection eats away at your body. However, gangrene is no longer a common health ailment.

Why gangrene is not contagious?

Gangrene is an infection that originally enters the body through a break in the skin, of some kind. The gangrene bacteria cannot pass through intact skin. Only injured people are at risk.

How long does it take for gangrene to kill you?

Depending on the severity of the gangrene, it can either be lethal in as little as a week or as long as many years. Gangrene is treatable, so it doesn't often kill people who seek help.

How long does it take to amputate your penis with a rubber ban?

Don't. You get gangrene and die.