gangrene arising in a hospital from cross infection.
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phagedena nosocomialisHospital gangrene—an obsolete, pre-antiseptic and pre-antibiotic-era term for infectious gangrene related to hospital crowding, primitive wound management and lack of therapeutic options.
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