gangrene is not curable by current medical intervention once past a certain point in its progression, except by amputation.
The ideology of bigotry can be found all over Europe, in fact, and its ugliness is spreading like gangrene, especially in France.
In Alabama, an arrested 19-year-old shoplifter got gangrene and died naked on the floor of a “medical observation cell.”
gangrene gan·grene (gāng'grēn', gāng-grēn')
Death and decay of body tissue, often in a limb, caused by insufficient blood supply and usually following injury or disease.
The death and decay of body tissue owing to insufficient supply of blood.