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Gangrene occurs when there is a lack of blood supply to tissue, depriving it of oxygen, thereby causing death and decay of the tissue. The two types of gangrene are wet (caused by bacterial infection) and dry (no infection). The most common causes of gangrene are diabetes, arteriosclerosis, tobacco abuse, burns and frostbite.

Treatment for gangrene includes surgical removal of the dead tissue and use of antibiotics when infection is present.

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