Basic Summary for Gangrene


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Main name of condition: Gangrene
Other names or spellings: mortification


What is Gangrene?
  Brief description of Gangrene: Tissue death
  Types of Gangrene: Dry gangrene, Moist gangrene, Gas gangrene
How serious is Gangrene?
  Complications of Gangrene: see complications of Gangrene
What causes Gangrene?
  Causes of Gangrene: see causes of Gangrene
  Risk factors for Gangrene: see risk factors for Gangrene
What are the symptoms of Gangrene?
  Symptoms of Gangrene: see symptoms of Gangrene
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Gangrene: see treatments for Gangrene
Society issues for Gangrene
  Hospitalization statistics for Gangrene: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Gangrene:
  • 0.026% (3,312) of hospital consultant episodes were for gangrene in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for gangrene in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for gangrene in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for gangrene in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 23% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.085% (44,692) of hospital bed days were for gangrene in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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