Gangrene: Signs & Treatment

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When the bacterium Clostridium perfringens is introduced into the body, what type of gangrene will result from this exposure?

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1. Which of the following statements accurately describes wet gangrene?

2. What type of gangrene is likely to be caused by poor circulation within an area of the body?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet are designed to assess your understanding of how different types of gangrene can develop and what these can lead to. You will need to be familiar with terms used in association with this condition to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What gas gangrene is often associated with
  • Characteristics of wet gangrene
  • Facts about dry gangrene
  • The term used to describe the death of body tissue as a result of injury, infection or disease
  • The cause of gas production in gas gangrene

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the different types of gangrene
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast dry and wet gangrene
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the treatment of gangrene

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, review the accompanying lesson called Gangrene: Signs & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define gangrene
  • Describe what dry gangrene is and its causes
  • Use an analogy to explain dry gangrene
  • List the causes of wet gangrene
  • Discuss gas gangrene
  • Indicate the type of bacteria that causes gas gangrene
  • Relate how gangrene is treated and what can result from advanced gangrene
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