primary gangrene


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primary gangrene

Etymology: L, primus + Gk, gangraina
a form of gangrene that occurs without preceding inflammation.

primary gangrene

A rarely used term for gangrene arising without prior inflammation.
In the current environment, most gangrene arises in the background of ischaemia related to either diabetes or atherosclerosis.

primary gangrene

Gangrene developing in a part without previous inflammation.
See also: gangrene