dry gangrene is seldom dangerous, but the rapidity of its spread will indicate its virulence.
dry gangrene is one of the most virulent forms of poisoning caused by partaking of ergotised bread.
If the part is aseptic it shrivels, and presents the ordinary features of dry gangrene.
In dry gangrene, on the other hand, these lines are usually imperfectly developed.
If protected from infection, the clinical course is that of dry gangrene.
This may pass off in a few days, or may increase in severity, with the formation of bullæ, and end in dry gangrene.
The dead portion is cast off, as in other forms of dry gangrene, by the formation of a line of demarcation.
dry gangrene n.
Gangrene that develops as a result of arterial obstruction and is characterized by mummification of the dead tissue and absence of bacterial decomposition. Also called mummification.