Necrosis

Definición

Es la muerte de tejido corporal y ocurre cuando no está llegando suficiente sangre al tejido, ya sea por lesión, radiación o sustancias químicas. La necrosis es irreversible.

Cuando hay áreas considerables de muerte tisular debido a la falta de riego sanguíneo, la afección se denomina gangrena.

Figures

Meningococcemia en las pantorrillasMeningococcemia en la piernaPúrpura asociada con meningococcemiaNecrosis de los dedos de los pies

Revision

Last reviewed 8/11/2013 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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