Alternate Names : GAS Gangrene
What can be done to prevent the infection?
A person may be able to prevent gangrene in some instances by:
following sports safety guidelines for children, adolescents, and adults
getting prompt treatment for deep wounds, burns, crush
injuries, or frostbite
getting treatment for diabetes, Raynaud's disease, and atherosclerosis
avoiding cigarettes and alcohol
What are the long-term effects of the infection?
Long term effects of gangrene may include:
permanent death of the tissues in the area affected
amputation of the affected
limb or removal of the affected organ
sepsis, or blood poisoning
death, especially with gangrene of the abdomen or the bowels, if gangrene goes untreated
What are the risks to others?
Gangrene poses no risk to others.